Wednesday, December 7, 2011


We learned some things from the last Thanksgiving we tried to host.

One thing we learned is to set the turkey thermometer to Farenheit so as to avoid it IMPLODING when you when you attempt to carve.

Another thing we learned was that if you want a nice tablescape, this must be done the night before.

What we didn't learn is that once you start cooking, there is no way you are going to have time for a shower. That said, we did upgrade our yesteryear digs from pajamas to running attire.


It was so wonderful to sit (all 15 of us) at one LONG table.
Even little Sammy had a seat at the end where he smeared cranberry relish and pulled at the burlap until his heart's content.

Troy planned out the entire meal. Really...he insisted.

We ate:

Cornbread stuffing with sausage, golden raisens & dried cherries
Homemade Mac n' Cheese
Mashed potatoes
The obligatory green bean casserole
Creamed corn with wild rice
Frog eye salad
Jello salad
Cranberry relish
Hollie's sweet potatoes with brown sugar/pecan topping


The kids entertained themselves while waiting for dinner. No injuries to report.

thanksgiving1 turkey EVER. Mmmm...I'm salivating just thinking about it.

Life is good.
We feel so blessed and grateful!

(PS....thanks to my SIL, Hollie for most of the pictures!)


HeatherM said...

and that's how Thanksgiving is none folks!

Marie said...

I think Eleanor and Sam might own the same chair! You are an amazingly talented woman Ali. And you are gorgeous and I believe everything you do is lovely. Thanks for the fun, although short, visit. I love you bunches! Seriously.

annie said...

I love your Christmas card this year! Perfect!! : ) ...and your blog is so great too. Merry Christmas!!