Happy Thanksgiving

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone.  DB and I spent the day with my mom, my aunt, my niece and her husband.  It was perfect!

M. and J. cooked everything except dessert.  They are real foodies and cooked a feast for us.  Thanks guys!  You’re hired again for next year!

J. put the bird on the BBQ after doing it up with a spicy rub.  I’d never had a BBQ’d turkey but I’m totally sold on it now.  It was delicious and tender.  Here’s a before and after, with the chef digging in with the carving knife.
turkey BBQ

carving the bird

M. made most of the side dishes, all by herself!  She’s been practicing all year for this event and I’d say it was time well spent.

Snackin' Mandy

These two brought all the food with them from Chico in a couple of big ice chests.  It’s a good thing they had the chests because there wasn’t enough room in the fridge for the leftovers and we ended up putting food back out in the chests outside the house!  It’s been so cold here that the food kept nice and cold outside.

My aunt, who lives down the street, also came for dinner so the six of us sat down to a feast of amazing food.  The photos just don’t do it justice.
dig in!

Thanksgiving dinner

For dessert we had pumpkin pie (made by yours truly) and a pecan pie from Jantz Cafe.  Oh! and before dinner we had a table full of snacks and beermosas to drink (1/2 orange juice, 1/2 light beer – it sounds nasty but try it, you’ll love it).  We watched the parade in the morning and football all day.

In other words, it was a perfect Thanksgiving and I’m soooooooooooo thankful for my family to share it with and thankful we could be here right now.

One thought on “Happy Thanksgiving

  1. ginni December 1, 2010 / 16:31

    Looks amazing (and I see a bit of sun there – we have snow)! Your mom’s knee looks great – stitches and all! What a cool machine! She’s lucky to have you. Enjoy the weather, family and “home” while you can. xx

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