Sunday, November 27, 2005

Thanksgiving Day

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving Day!!

Due to Jeff's having to go to work Thursday night/Friday Morning (2am), I fixed a dinner here and invited my parents, his parents, and our siblings. Jeff's Mom had to work, and his sister, Naomi had other plans already (with her husband's family), but his Dad (Jim) was able to make it. Three of my parents made it. :) Yep, I said 3 - Mom, Step-dad Jack, and Dad. My step-mom was at home making a dinner for them there, so she was unable to make it. My sister, Molly, her husband (Jeff, also), and her kids (Austin 10, and Gage 3) also came. So we had quite a few.

Every year I buy canned Cranberry Sauce, and every year I forget to get it out!! I guess that is because I do not eat it and I forget about it. lol So, that is still in my pantry. But for dinner we had Turkey (of course), stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, corn casserole, sweet potatoe casserole, green beans, peas, macaroni and cheese (home made by Mom), and rolls (home made by Jim).

For dessert, we had Toffee Brownies (made by Molly), coconut cake (made by Mom), miniature pumpkin and pecan pies, mini cakes, and Pumpkin Cheesecake.

It was all very wonderful! Everyone got stuffed, and then we hung out and talked a bit. The football game was on in the back-ground, but not many were watching it.

Allie managed to get herself locked into our new shed while trying to find a ball. It has windows, and she was yelling out them, but apparently no one heard her. Austin eventually went looking for her and let her out. It wasn't too long, maybe 5 minutes or so. She could have acutally climbed out the window, but it didn't come to that.

I think everyone had fun, and enjoyed the meal. We will have to do it again next year, but maybe next year we will have more activities so that everyone won't run off so quickly!

After eveyone left, though, I was able to pack up some containers to take a sample of everything to Jeff's Mom, who was stuck at work until 10! She was happy to get to have a home cooked dinner on Thanksgiving, since she had to work. Next year she should be off and be able to join us here, too!

Jeff, Conor, and I all ate it again today. :)

Hope everyone had a good Turkey day!

Below are some pictures (I forgot to get my camera out until everyone was done eating and a few had left!)


Work Bud said...

I had to giggle when you typed you had "Turkey (of course)".

Guess what...we had HAM at my parents house, my family boycotted turkey this year. None of us are big fans of turkey.

You know me, gotta be different!

Gobble Gobble.

Katie said...

Not a big fan of Turkey?!?!?! What are you an alien?? :)

Barb said...

Thanks again Katie, for the most welcome Thanksgiving dinner!! After you left, I had a bite of EVERYTHING you brought - it was cold and needed re-heating, but it was good!! I took it all home and had a big plate the next day......and the next day! You do such a nice job of feeding everybody! You are so thoughtful!