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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

We had a wonderful, wonderful Thanksgiving with friends.
It's one of my favorite times of year.

For 7 years we've gotten together with two other families and had a delicious meal and fun afternoon together.
This year we asked another family to join us - friends from England who had never experienced a "proper" American Thanksgiving.  Not sure how proper ours was, but we had a blast!

Here are a few photos.

My 2 favorite pilgrims.

The adults' table.

The kids - they're really all getting way too old and TALL! 
Stop growing!

Tom enjoying a proper Thanksgiving.

After dinner the adults hung out in the living room enjoying our new t.v.!!! (which I'll share in another post).
David learned how to play Angry Birds and Tom was happy to play with him.

iPads provided an evening of entertainment for everyone!

Sadly, Thomas got beamed in the eye (see it on the left?) with a tennis ball while the kids were playing outside. 
While he was holding a racket.  And he plays tennis. 
The beamer felt awful but Thomas recovered nicely. 
David was hoping for a nice shiner Friday morning, but no such luck.

Oh my gosh it was fantastic!

Appetizers:  White Rotel Dip and Texas caviar

Thanksgiving Dinner:  turkey, gravy, cornbread dressing, stuffing, green bean casserole, potato casserole, sweet potato casserole, homemade rolls, cranberry sauce, and jellied cranberry sauce.

Scott and Candy brought the turkey.  It was delicious!

Lots of drinks set up for the day.
We also enjoyed the remainder of the Port that I served at the Pride and Prejudice Party earlier in the week. Great after dinner treat.

And the desserts were amazing.
I plan to share many of the recipes from Thanksgiving on my cooking blog soon.

Leslee's Praline Pumpkin Cake.
It was sooo moist!

Chocolate Haysticks and English biscuits

Rissa and Sarah's delicious Pumpkin Mousse

And the piece de resistance - English Trife.
Sooooooooo good.

It was a wonderful day with friends!
I hope you had a fantastic Thanksgiving as well!


Anna said...

looks like everyone had a fantastic time! All the food looks so good, especially the trifle, I have not eaten that in a long time! My aunt used to make it for family get togethers

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Your dessert bar wins the prize, my friend.