Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thursday Thirteen #28

Happy Thanksgiving Edition!


1.  Well, my brother and his family made it up here for the holiday meal and a great time was had by all.  Here is the group, sans the chief cook, bottle washer, and photographer.

Thanksgiving everyone at table

2.  Before the meal, we have the ceremonial unveiling of the jelled cranberry sauce in its pristine state.

Thanksgiving cranberry sauce

3.  Once upon a time when I was younger and more naive, I served Friend Husband homemade cranberry sauce, gussied up with oranges.  Friend Husband was not amused.  He kindly but firmly asked me to serve jellied cranberry sauce from then on out and would I please serve it with the ridges visible so that he could ascertain that I hadn't taken a turn for Martha.  It is one of the traditions of the day to present the pristinely ridged cranberry sauce for inspection by Friend Husband. 

4.  If you know my husband, you know how hilarious this is.  He is very mild-mannered and easy-going.  Something about that homemade cranberry sauce just set him off though.  He puts up with my teasing every year with good grace.

5.  Here is another dish, the ever-popular kahcumber salad.  This was actually totally scarfed down by tonight.

Thanksgiving Kahcumber salad

6.  This is my beloved sil and my 7-year-old niece.

Thanksgiving Amber & Cassidy

7.  This is my sil and Keziah.  She wanted to love all over the twins but they were not quite in the mood for it at all.

Thanksgiving Amber and Keziah

8.  This is my oldest niece.  She has the loveliest smile...and she makes a mean pumpkin roll as well!

Thanksgiving Autumn

9.  This is my youngest niece...she's quite a little lover.

Thanksgiving Chloe

10.  Here are the luscious desserts served.  From the top, a pumpkin roll, pecan pie (note the gouge marks from when Keziah jumped the baby gate and snarfed down some pie while we were finishing up the cooking), pumpkin pie, Dutch apple pie, and another pumpkin.

Thanksgiving desserts

11.  After pie and coffee, almost all of the children decided to pile onto my long-suffering sil and sit on her lap.

Thanksgiving everyone in chair

12.  After the big pile on, Abigail finally wiggled her tooth free...donuts for everyone in the morning!

Thanksgiving Abby's tooth

13.  We had a lovely Thanksgiving with only a few mishaps.  I am so grateful for so many things.  I hope you all are well and also had a terrific day!

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Anonymous said...

I agree with your husband. Thanksgiving cranberry sauce is best when it comes out of the can. That fancy stuff is for other days!

i am jen [with1n] said...

What great photos! Looks like all of you had a great time!

Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy TT!

Le laquet said...

Looks like you had a great time .... so is it leftovers today? And tomorrow?

Chaotic Mom said...

WOW! We had the same cranberry sauce, or so it would seem! I've made it from scratch, but my Hubby prefers it ridged, too. ;)