Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving Recovery

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I hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend!

We've been recovering over here.

We started off the day by getting ready while B went on a Turkey ride with some friends.
Peanut opened a bottle of baby oil and doused himself and the carpet (and eventually my shirt) in it.
So we actually got ready twice.

My dad, Peanut and I stopped by my grandma's house in the morning.
Peanut got to play with my cousin's 10 kids and their 2 puppies.
Yep, I said 10.  The youngest, #10 was born on 10/10/10.

Needless to say that by the time we got back to my parents where we have our
main Thanksgiving extravaganza,
with nothing but a 30 minute car nap,
Peanut was exhausted and cranky and in rare form with bouts of crying.

I can't really complain as this was really the first time he's ever been like that around other people.
Eventually I was able to get him down for a 45 minute nap and he was better after that.

Phew.

Picnik collage

We had quite a few new faces at dinner this year,
and by dinner I mean everyone loading up plates and sitting wherever as they graze thru the evening.

For the first time everyone brought something so we ended up with no lies than a bazillion things to eat.
Seriously.
Some of us brought several things.

The menu went as follows:
Cheese and crackers
Veggies and dip
Stuffed mushrooms
Deviled Eggs
Bacon-wrapped Almond-stuffed Dates
Butternut Squash, Onion & Roquefort Galette
Turkey (2 of them)
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Stuffing
Corn Pudding
Curried Broccoli
Candied Yam
Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Mac 'n Cheese
Salad
Cranberry Sauce- the jellied kind from the can that I adore
and Hawaiian rolls.

I know!

Picnik collage

Oh and we can't forget about the Pecan Pie (from pioneer woman, it's fantastic)
Apple cranberry blackberry pie
and the pumpkin pie...

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but the clear winner were these Pumpkin Whoopie Pies that my sister Sherri made.
I'll request a link from her for these!

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And of course, we had to take a Peanut and turkey leg picture.

Gobble, gobble, gobble!

4 comments:

  1. You wouldn't think that would all look so good to me after four straight days of eating, but next year I would like to be invited to your family's Thanksgiving!

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  2. Deeeeelicious! I love that pumpkin soup tureen.

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  3. i want to join your thanksgiving celebration now! LOL! fantastic (and delicious) pics!

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