Today's writing will be devoted to Thanksgiving. We had Seester Kathy, Bro-in-Law-Darryll, Dad, Nephew-Lucas, Niece-Ashely, Bro-in-Law's Brother, Dennis and wife, Sandra. Oh, and Dexter McLovin and the newest addition to the family, Sierra. Sierra is Niece-Ashley and her BF-Adam's new puppy. She is the sweetest thing ever...with really sharp little teeth!
Okay, let's get started...Friday evening was devoted to prep and making a few dishes. Here's how it looked before I started:
Now, we all know I'm no baker but I wanted to make dinner rolls. So after a Food 911 text to Friend and Cooking-Sensei-Jeanette, she gave me the courage needed to go forward. Check this out:
Kneading the dough:
The dough actually rose, which has never happened before:
Here's the table that Poppy set...Yeah, yeah, I'll finish the room sometime soon!
My cheese plate and pickle tray:
If you're wondering what the cocktail napkins says "Opps, I spent the grocery money on shoes." Friend-Drea gave those to me. I guess I have a rep about buying so many shoes-glorious-shoes!
Don't you just love the tray that the pickles are on? When I was a kid, my Mom somehow ended up with a bunch of these trays and we would use them for dinner every once in a while. I'm not sure what happened to those trays so when I saw this in the Goodwill Store, I had to have it!
Nephew-Lucas is very tired...
Depression-Era-Poppy is very happy. We decided to do two turkeys. One spit roasted:
And the other on Poppy's big rig:
They were both fabulous!!
This is my Thanksgiving Dinner file. It has my menu and recipes inside...and lots of notes on the front. It's a keeper!
This picture is what was left before we went to bed.