I was so glad typepad worked for me this morning. I documented our holiday in photos. The night before Thanksgiving was spent cheering our favorite team, the Washington Capitals
Thanksgiving morning is a great time for tasty treats! And it keeps the breakfast dishes to a minimum. This year's breakfast.
Chocolate croissants, clementines and coffee. And yes, served on the good dishes. Which I sometimes pull out when I need a little pick me up!
Armed with the essentials, I was ready to tackle the meal.
Yes, it is big. You see, I was planning to play golf on Thanksgiving Day. So when I was buying the bird, I needed something that needed to cook slightly longer than a round of golf. Unfortunately, the weather was simply too cold for me to play. So the Husband golfed with our neighbors and one of the ladies from our 18 hole league. He had a wonderful time. You do know that if I had not bought that big bird, it would have been 60 and sunny and I would have been bitter on not being able to go out.
I had a great time preparing the meal. It's the first time in a very long time that I've watched the entire Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. I want to be in the The Awesome Original Second Time Arounders. It's a band made up of those who performed in either a high school or college marching band and want to do it again. I do. And yes, I did march around my kitchen while cooking.
More random shots from the day. I love cranberry sauce. LOVE. It. And I love my little turkey that I serve the cranberry sauce in. I think everyone in my family has one. It's a rule, like the deviled egg plate.
I prep the side dishes early so I can simply slide them in the oven. I use a plate to allow for additional stacking.
The rolls are key to any holiday meal. I tend to make a lot in case either of my cousins appear on the doorstep. One of them holds the record for number of rolls eaten at one meal. Growing up, I'm not sure if anything other than bread was consumed at the kid's table. Well and cranberry sauce. I just love cranberry sauce.
Another key to holiday meals is the Husband's gravy. He makes really great gravy! And he carves the bird. Half the breast and both legs/thighs are in the freezer. I think I'll pull the leg/thigh out to make soup this weekend.
The Husband LOVES olives, I LOVE pickles (and cranberry sauce) and cheese is always good. Just a few snacks to hold us over until the meal was ready.
The table all set and we were ready to eat! Sorry no pictures of the final meal, I was too hungry!
Thanksgiving is for doggies too!
We are so thankful to share our house with two adorable canines. Bosco and Sophia are both loving dogs and lap-dog-wannabes. At around 60 pounds a piece, sometimes it's a bit much to have them in our lap. Sophia stuck around for a little "thank you" pose. Bosco ran to get down to business with his treat!
On Saturday we went to the Christmas Tree farm and cut down our own tree! I'll post our Christmas pictures tomorrow.
Have a great day!