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  • Thanksgiving … in pictures.

    I hope that you all had a lovely Thanksgiving and had a great time with your families. I’ll try not to throw a guilt trip on mine for not calling (Mom has a valid excuse, as she was working, but the rest of you … well, I’ll forgive you this time). 🙂

    So I thought I’d share some of my Thanksgiving memories with you. Because of Stephanie’s work schedule, we  (Amy, Katie, Steph, and I) decided to have our big dinner and celebration on Wednesday night, which was actually wonderful! It was great not to have wake up early on Thursday to get the turkey in the oven. I had everything but the turkey done, so when I got home from work, all I had to do was pop it in the oven. Then everyone brought their additions – potatoes, corn bake (yum!), rolls, and more.

    So here’s a glimpse into our evening …

    Fortunately these pictures don’t show the moment that I realized that while carving the bird I’d punctured the bottom of the baking pan and turkey juice was leaking down the front of our dishwasher, and I was standing in my socks in the puddle. (Yuck!) Or when I realized that I’d left the paper bag of giblets inside the whole time it was baking. (double yuck!) I mean, I took out the plastic bag and the neck and wrestled out the plastic thingy-ma-bob that holds the legs. Why didn’t anyone tell me that there was another thing to look for?

    And then there was that instant that I remembered I hadn’t put any salt and pepper on it. And that other time when I realized that I’m absolute rubbish (only a British accent will do for this sentiment) at making turkeys! Next year, I will gladly give up the duty to someone … anyone else!

    What was your biggest Thanksgiving success … or failure?

    4 thoughts on “Thanksgiving … in pictures.

    1. I’ll do both:
      Failure – realized that while I was with my extended family for lunch, I didn’t really socialize with anyone. As loud as I tend to be, I’m an introvert at heart, and big social settings make me retreat somewhat.

      Success – As I was getting ready to head to my parents house around 8am to help Mama cook, I took a minute to look around my yard on the very foggy morning. And then decided that marveling at the ethereal beauty was way more important than my to do list. So I hopped out of the car and took pictures for 30 minutes. Favorite part of the day!

    2. daddio pooh paw

      Failure- Beth pulled the turkey out of the oven and as I carved the bird, found that inward parts were still raw. (She even used a meat thermometer.) Therefore, my biggest failure was not taking charge of the cooking of the turkey. Oh well, how else will the next generation get the experience and knowlege of how it is done?

      1. Kate – that’s awesome! That sounds like a great moment to just relish God’s beauty.

        Dad – Hannah told me about the turkey fiasco. How could it not be done if she used the meat thermometer? Only Beth. 🙂 You’d be proud that I wrestled the plastic leg holder thingy out all by myself. I nearly sent the turkey sailing across the room in the process, but that’s okay. 🙂

    3. Looks like a delish bird anyway!


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