Friday, November 27, 2009

Gobble, Gobble!

Happy Thanksgiving! We had a wonderfully delicious day. How was yours?

The day started bright and early, with the kids being put to work before they were even allowed to dress. Mini-me and Patch love making pies.

Curly played in the Turkey Bowl at Baker Park. Every year he comes back and asks that next year, I remind him that he shouldn't play anymore because he gets hurt. Maybe next year he'll actually listen.

Aunt Becky took care of the appetizers. They were set out at about 11:30 and we grazed all day long. My favorite? The cheese..

Flower made the place cards. I wanted a kids table this year, but Flower was intent on having some "Adult Conversation," so Curly figured out that we could all fit in the dining room with just a card table at the end. I hope Flower wasn't disappointed. I didn't hear much conversation, just a lot of chewing.

Thank goodness the food table was labeled...The kids and I made two pumpkin pies and one apricot cranberry pie. Both types were so good. Mini-me inhaled her piece of pumpkin pie. It made my heart swell.

We made one turkey in the grill. It requires brining the turkey for 24 hours in a delicious smelling concoction of apple juice, oranges, salt, brown sugar, ginger, garlic, and cloves. It makes a divine bird.We also did one turkey in the oven, which was stuffed with rice stuffing. It's an O'Kigin tradition. Again, Aunt Becky came through and provided it. Otherwise, we would just have bread stuffing. That would have been tragic. We also had green beans with shallots, sweet potato casserole, and mashed potatoes and gravy.

I could not have done this holiday without Curly's sisters. Becky helped with the prep, Colleen helped with the cleanup. I had clean counter tops this morning. It made me happy.

We had great company for dinner. Uncle Ryan, Auntie Lissa, and Parker,

Mini-me, Wyatt, Patch, and Flower,

and Miss Bobbie.

It was a wonderful day, and today is a great day to recover from it. I have much to be thankful for. I have a belly full of food and baby, I have fabulous kids and a wonderful husband, and I have a support staff that I couldn't do without. Truly, my life is blessed.


Lisa and Doug said...

Oh, I loved seeing every moment of the day! It looked so fun. I love your pie holder. Your table looked beautiful. A successful day, to be sure!

Melonius said...

i do not have a clean counter dishwasher is running its second cycle

Anonymous said...

To quote Clark Girswold, "[you] did it!"