........................................I know Thanksgiving is over and it's not the focus now but wanted to show a few pictures from my house, kitchen work, guests and our meal together.
We have some great cooks in our family and one of my nieces, Sandy did a lot of work putting this family cookbook together. That's a picture of mom and dad taken in 1919. They are still very much missed.
I used one of Sandy's recipes to make baked beans for my son-in-law.
I used another niece's recipe to make the dressing. I tried for a long time to make good dressing but, most of the time, I didn't think it was good and had resorted to Pepperidge Farms. My daughter loves it but I think it is yucko compared to a good recipe. A few years back I tried this one and it is great. So glad Trudy put it in our book. I saute the onions and celery with the butter before I mix in the other things.
All mixed except for adding the broth.
This is a huge bowl and there is more here than it looks like in the picture.
My sour dough bread baked up very nice this time.
Not everyone gets to have a professional chef to carve the turkey. My son-in-law Mark, played along with me (half way) to wear his hat and chef jacket for a picture.
We are ready for a happy thanksgiving meal!!!
This wish was at the top of each placesetting. I got these frames at Target's after christmas sale last year.
The pilgrims have arrived. This little couple is present at every Thanksgiving meal.
They are a pair of salt & pepper shakers - a keepsake from Publix grocery store. I was given them by my friend Berry several years ago. It always makes my day when they come out.
Most of this was from my yard.
I can't ever get away without making these rolls.
Guests are ready. That's me, always the shortest one at 5'2".
This is the only "around the table" shot I got. We took some timed pictures that didn't turn out. That means there are no pictures of my daughter. I wish I would have had the presence of mind to take a few of the picture taker, Carrie.
Cherry pie for Carrie. There was another dessert that didn't get pictured - hello dolly bars.
I am well on the way to having the house decorated for Christmas. The next posting will reveal at least part of it.