Tuesday, December 12, 2006
On Thanksgiving Day, I invited whoever wanted to come to my house for dinner. I usually cook enough to feed a small army anyway, so I had to get a small army to my house to eat the food! Dinner was at 3PM and I spent the majority of the morning and afternoon cooking and cleaning. Here was the menu:
I fixed the 2 Turkeys and then enlisted the girls to help with the rest. Allie and I made the sweet potato casserole with her doing the sweet potato part and me doing the topping; Ceara made the stuffing; we all worked together making 2 apple pies from scratch (I made the first round of dough for the crust, they did the second after watching me on the first), then right before everyone arrived, I made some gravy. It was actually pretty easy this year because other people brought the other stuff I usually make, too! Naomi made the mashed potatoes; Grand-Dad made the green beans (from his garden), some made-from-scratch yeast rolls (YUMMMIEST!), AND some chocolate dessert called Curious Cake - chocolate type brownies with caramel, nuts and chocolate chips; Nana made green bean casserole and some no-bake chocolate oatmeal cookies; Mimi made corn casserole and killer brownies; and Molly made some apple-cranberry stuffing and a chocolate cherry cake. We also had some pecan and pumpkin pie tarts, but those I bought. :)
And possibly some stuff that I am forgetting! But there was a TON of food. The people in attendance were:
Billy (Jerry's brother)
Matt (Jerry's brother)
Logan (Billy's son)
Lacy (Jerry's sister)
Tonya (Lacy's room mate)
Artie (Tonya's son)
and of course...
I actually have more pictures of the day, though not many, but blogger bugged out on my when I was trying to upload them. So maybe I will add them at a later time, but I wanted to get this post out since Thanksgiving is over.
I am always thankful for my family and friends and always glad to welcome more! :)
I hope everyone had an enjoyable Thanksgiving!!
Posted by Katie at 4:41 PM