Friday, November 24, 2006

Beautiful Day

Thanksgiving day has come and gone, but it was a wonderful celebration. We were fortunate enough to have both sets of parents and Bobby's sister, Mindy, with us as we hosted our first Thanksgiving dinner. We started off the day with a little walk outside - the weather has been sunny & in the 60's all week here in St Louis, then we watched the parade on tv, and started preparations for our feast. The turkey & ham were "smoked" the day before so we just pretty much had to reheat everything (thank you Currie & Abby for letting us use your oven!), but I was more concerned with the decor - and had a lot of fun dressing-up the table. If you're not already hungry, you may be after you read this... our menu consisted of: turkey, ham, stuffing, cranberry sauce, green beans, apple sauce, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, whole wheat rolls, and baked pineapple. And for dessert we had oatmeal-pecan pie (a new recipe - yum!), pumpkin pie, rice pie, ice cream & whipped cream. Following the after-dinner clean-up ritual, we pretty much just sat around and visited until we all fell asleep. What a great day!

Here is Bobby, in his glory, carving the turkey.

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