Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Fun!!!

Today was a good day. It started off as it normally does (at least for the past 5 years) with me getting up early to get started on ALL of that Turkey Day cooking. My day started at 8:00 am with lots of bread and vegetables to prep and chop. By 8:30 the girls were up helping me. By 10:00 everyone was awake, and watching the parade. We had our traditional Thanksgiving morning breakfast of Pilsbury Grands Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls (nummmm). I wanted to attempt homemade caramel rolls this year, but I chickened out at the last minute.

After breakfast it was time to make the stuffing and prep the Turkey to go in the oven.

Here are a couple of pictures of the kids getting in on the Turkey stuffing fun......

After all of the food was preped and cooking it was time to clean up and set the table.

Grandma and Grandpa came over at 2:00 pm, and that is when all of the eating got started. We had some veggies, bread cubes and dip to nibble on while the rest of the food was doing it's magic. At 4:00 we all sat down to a great Thanksgiving feast. We had Turkey, stuffing, sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes with gravy, green bean casserole, carrots, cranberry sauce, and rolls. For desert we had pumpkin pie, apple pie, vanilla ice cream, and of course cool whip to go on top. Everything turned out great, and without any glitches. I think I am actually getting the hang of cooking this meal!!!

After dinner and clean up we had time to take a few silly pictures before the kids sat down to watch "A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving." While the kids were watching tv, I finally had a chance to take a look at all of those Black Friday ads. I am not much of a fan of Black Friday, but I saw a few good deals on things that I had in mind for Christmas gifts, so I may get up and throw myself into the mayhem in the morning. That remains to be seen.

All in all, it was a good day. I hope it was for all of you as well!

1 comment:

Kelly said...

Looks like you guys had a great day!! I love Chris' face in the turkey picture!! :o)