Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving 2009

We enjoyed our last Thanksgiving as a family of four. Brent's parents, grandparents, and cousin were able to join us for dinner yesterday. Andrew and Coleman love having their family close enough for short visits, and it really makes the holidays special. Here are some pictures from yesterday. Somehow, we didn't get many people pictures. We have got to do better at Christmas!

While we waited on dinner, we snacked a little on wassail, pinecone cheeseball and crackers.

Three years ago, Brent decided to try Alton Brown's brined, roasted turkey recipe. He has earned himself the official title of Permanent Turkey Cooker. It always turns out great, never dry and always perfectly done. Here is Brent with this year's bird. Looks like it could be in a Norman Rockwell illustration.

I kept the tables simpler this year. Last year Andrew ate one of the cranberries from the centerpiece. You can see Coleman is ready to feast!

Here's our spread: Turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, Robbie's awesome gravy,

sweet potatoes, vegetable casserole, green beans, rolls, and the relish/pickle tray.

Desserts: Pecan, apple and pumpkin pies with prailine sauce.

A few years ago, Momma gave me some pie crust cutters. I love to use them on my pecan pies and I think they really turn out pretty. Super easy too!

Andrew and Coleman decided to try pecan pie. Andrew misunderstood what we were saying, and started calling it "Cob Pie". He really liked his cob pie. Coleman is not such a huge sweets fan, but he gave it a good go. And thanks to Gigi for our turkey shirts!

1 comment:

Tina said...

Love your fall dishes. Turkey looks awesome. Shirts are adorable. Pie is beautiful. Meal looks scrumptious. Looks like a great holiday.