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Thanksgiving(s) November 24, 2007

Filed under: Family,food,Thanksgiving — erinp @ 10:21 am
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Matt and I (mostly Matt) cooked our first Thanksgiving dinner together this year!  It went fairly smoothly and in the end the food was delicious.  Of course, in my excitement, I forgot to take photos of anything. 

First, here are the appetizers of cheese, crackers, walnuts, dried cherries, salami, cornichons, and olives.  The white mixture in the middle bowl is a delicious mixture of goat cheese and honey that Matt made.

Our table setting:

I love salt and pepper shakers:

The turkey mid-doneness:

Matt feverishly cooking:

Then Matt’s mom and step-dad came over, we drank, we ate, we drank more, ate more, they left, and I have no pictures of any of it. 

On Friday night we went over to my parents’ house to have a leftovers Thanksgiving.  First of all, my Mom asked me to buy this tacky but adorable plastic snowman from Lowes for my dad.  We plugged it in at the front doorbell and ran away.  He thought it was hysterical:

Mmmm.   Thanksgiving leftovers buffet-style.  The best kind. 

Andrew in his natural habitat:

I don’t know what was wrong with these two but they were huddled in front of the space heater while the rest of us melted:

Chad was knitting the whole time.  He finished a beautiful scarf:

After playing two games of Scene it, our Thanksgiving hangovers were getting the best of us so we all stumbled home.  The snowman watched us leave.