Friday, December 6, 2019


I love fall. Especially Thanksgiving. Once again, our holiday was marked by a home filled to the brim with family and friends and lots of good food.

We were fortunate to have beautiful weather.

The preparations were great fun. I bought a new rolling pin, even. It performed admirably and together we whipped out six pies.

My girlies bought a couple of turkey gingerbread kits and assembled them. Aren't they a scream? I just loved them.

And then there's great fun setting the tables for 26 guests. Good thing I had lots of help.

For me, the biggest challenge in putting together a meal of this size is making sure that all of the food is finished, hot, and tasty at the same time. Which, hopefully is also the time that we've decided on for dinner. A schedule strictly adhered to helps.

Twenty six servings of gravy is a lot of gravy.

The last hour before we serve the meal I become a steely eyed and hard nosed general; directing my troops with no mercy. Luckily for me, my soldiers are happily compliant and dinner was served smack dab on time.


Yum. Here's a few of the pies.

Lulu was exhausted at the end of the day.

Such a big schnauzer yawn. We all yawned and contentedly napped after. What a great day.

Ah, but I'm looking forward to Christmas coming soon, so took advantage of the many willing hands later that weekend; Thanksgiving was packed away, and out came the Christmas tree.

Marcus found the tree box to be the BEST TOY EVER.

I'm still resting and recuperating after all those shenanigans.

Hope your Thanksgiving was a happy one.

Talk to you soon.

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