I hope all of you, who celebrate Thanksgiving, had a wonderful day! I had a great day with two of my siblings and their families and my parents. We all met at my sisters in Upstate New York. The kids enjoyed playing in the snow all morning while the women folk worked on the feast. Everything turned out delicious!
We had Turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, the best green beans ever, cheesy creamed onion casserole, stuffing, cinnamon and orange infused cranberry sauce, layered salad, cranberry jello salad, sunshine jello salad, and crescent style rolls.
The cooks: My mom, my sister-in-law Mari, my sister Merry and myself. Yes, we have a Mari, Merry and Maria.
Here is my plate….well, my first plate anyway. I love my name tag, Thatcher made it for me.
I had a little trouble with some of the smells while everything was cooking (dang morning sickness) but everything tasted great and I was so happy to enjoy eating Thanksgiving Dinner.
We had a toddler table, a kid table, and an adult table. The impostor in the yellow shirt switched his name tag with his daddies, so he could sit at the big table….
Nothing says “real life” like the mound of dishes heaped up in the feast making process. My sister and Mom were the champions who conquered that mountain…I am ashamed to admit I ran and hid.
And after our tummies had time to settle, we broke out the pies! Yummy! This year my sister in law made mini pumpkin pies, and a chocolate pie. My mom made apple pie and a pecan pie, and I made cherry, oatmeal and coconut cream. They were all super tasty!
Thanksgiving is so great, I love the food and a chance to be with family and to remember all of the things I am grateful for.
Both of my little guys said they were grateful for snow….they had both been praying for a week that there would be lots of snow at Aunt Merry’s. Apparently they’ve got a lot of pull with the big guy upstairs. They woke up to 8″ the morning after we arrived.
Keep it Real!