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I can’t believe the last 5 days. I cooked, and cooked, and cooked some more. Two days of cooking. You would have thought we were having an army for dinner. Then for the first time EVER, my son Patrick wanted me to get up and go shopping with him on black Friday at 5:30 a.m. Honestly it was pretty great and I got a ton of shopping finished. Yeah! We got some pretty good deals too. Then without a chance to recover, out came the Christmas decorations. Sheesh I can’t wait to go back to work tomorrow and get some rest.
I also NEVER want to eat again. Well maybe a few days of lean meals would be great. I am afraid I won’t be able to button my work clothes tomorrow. I welcome some normal non-casserole meals. Give me salad! I took a ton of photos this past few days and will post them soon. I didn’t detail each recipe but if there is something you would like to know more about, just let me know!
In the meantime, here are a few photos from the Thanksgiving day extravaganza. We didn’t travel anywhere, we didn’t have out of town company, no neighbors came by, it was a nice time with just our little family and way too much food! A friend of my son’s did come by for a piece of Pumpkin Cheesecake. I will post that recipe tomorrow – I thought it was awesome even if I did mess it up – more details on that snafu.
|We brought out the silver and made it all fancy.|
|China, crystal and candles!|
|The newly painted dining room ready for dinner.|
|I even folded fancy napkins. These are so easy and this particular fold is called a butler’s hat.|
|Flowers and all the trimmings. |
Funny how you can spend days preparing for a meal like this and it’s over in an hour.
|Stuffing, green bean casserole sweet potatoes, turkey, broccoli casserole and mashed potatoes. |
Not pictured rolls, gravy and cranberry sauce.
|I made a Butterball turkey breast – my favorite.|
|Wow that was a lot of food. I am so glad it all turned out OK.|
We also had a pecan pie and chocolate pecan pie. I made a recipe for hard sauce from The Pioneer Woman which includes powdered sugar, butter and whiskey. It was tasty drizzled over the pecan pie.
I’m ready to get back on the normal eating schedule and eat less!
I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Christmas is just around the corner and the baking will begin soon. Thanks for stopping by! Tricia