Chef and I invited everyone to our house for Thanksgiving. My parents, my two sisters, their husbands, and the combined fifteen nieces and nephews came, as well as Chef’s mom and dad and aunt, and a little later Chef’s brother and two of his boys.
It was a full house.
Caleb watched as my mom played Solitaire.
Dressing and turkey. Incidentally, this was Chef’s first experience making dressing. He said he never liked it before, but had it a few weeks ago and enjoyed it, so he decided to make it. I really liked it. With some gravy on top, it was perfect.
My homemade noodles. My niece saw them and said, “Ooooh, Grandma’s noodles.” I said, “Oh, no. These are Aunt Karen’s noodles!” And my father-in-law raved about them. On Thursday, and on Friday, and on the following Monday. (Hey, there’s a recipe here!)
Cranberry sauce. I liked this, but next year if I make cranberry sauce, I’m going to try this recipe by Tracy over at Sugarcrafter. I hadn’t thought about putting cinnamon and ginger in it, and I bet that would make it fabulous.
And I didn’t even get photos of the mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, and all the pies. It was ridiculous how much food we had.
Everyone gathered ’round so the eating could begin!
She’s gonna kill me for that one.
Lucy and Rita worked in the kitchen, cleaning up.
while the kids played.
And then the chess boards came out!
So, who’s hosting next year?