Friday, November 29, 2013

A Thanksgiving Feast

Well.. how was your Thanksgiving dinner?  For those in other countries, I sure wish you could have this holiday.. giving thanks for everything and a big yummy dinner with family and friends.. what's not to love?  Dayle roasted a 25.5 lb. fresh turkey and it turned out spectacular and delicious!

Kristi made a big batch of deviled eggs, unfortunately the eggs were very fresh and it took her 45 minutes to peel them as the shells were not coming off easy.  She called them "misery" eggs.  :-)  They were delish!

Kristi was amazingly helpful yesterday, she peeled my fresh yams and my son Travis chopped them (they are very hard) and she also peeled my potatoes.  I have always been the potato masher.  I also made the giblet gravy, Dayle cooked and chopped them for me.

Turkey, dressing, green bean casserole, candied yams, corn casserole, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, home made orange cranberry sauce and fresh baked rolls, along with Martinelli's sparkling cider and pumpkin pie for dessert!  :-)

Before we dined, we went around the table and told what we're thankful for.  Caleb was thankful for our family, all the food we made and his cousins, Mike and Gabe.  We were all thankful for our family and the good meal.  Want a bite?

My son Shawn, his wife Beth, their boys Mike and Gabe.. and grandpa.  

Our son Travis, his wife Kristi, Caleb and Hayden.  

This morning when I came out to the family room this is what I saw - Grandpa piled with little boys and a dog all covered up with a blanket.  

I did manage to finagle the guys into putting up our new Christmas tree today - then we had leftovers and we have been relaxing and watching Percy Jackson and the Olympians on TV.  I will begin the decorating tomorrow.  The amazing thing about this tree is you can turn it on white lights, colored lights, or blinking back and forth.  :-)

I hope you had a wonderful weekend, wherever you are on this wonderful spinning globe.  Thanks for visiting!  ((hugs)), Teresa :-) 


  1. Teresa a lovely family post. It looked like you all had a fab day. the food looked great and I love your tree.

  2. wow!!!is a beautiful Family!!! that looks tasty! for there came to dinner! Happy Thanksgiving Day!!

  3. Ok now you've made me really hungry. Glad you had a good day. Maybe we'll get the tree up this weekend or next weekend for sure.

  4. Beautiful, what a wonderful family xoxo happy thanksgiving agan to you all xo

  5. God has blessed you with a loving family and his bounty. Hard work by all made your meal wonderful. It looks delicious. I baked a 23+ turkey and a spiral ham, made green bean casserole, corn, deviled eggs, pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes with gravy. had some cranberry sauce. I experimented with a combination of 2 recipes for a first time making bread/herb dressing. Everyone said it was great. I usually make a corn bread dressing but this year was different. I didn't take pictures, I was just too wrapped up in getting everything on the table and exhaling, lol
    (((HUGS))) Susanne :)

  6. Teresa, where did you find a tree like that?
    Susanne :)

  7. Your dinner looks amazing! Our turkey was a 22 pounder and we've been nibbling leftovers all day. Yum. I really like your tree. Since we'll be gone most of the holidays I'm thinking of not putting a tree up this year. Hmmmm. I've said that before but usually end up putting it up anyway. :-)

  8. Teresa...that is one large turkey!!! It all looked and sounded fabulous!! And those plates...well, they are just wonderful. I so want to find some like those for our Thanksgiving Feast!
    Your tree is pretty....and your day sounded much like mine.
    I cooked a turkey breast this morning, and we had delicious sandwiches this afternoon.
    XO Kris

  9. We do have so much for which to be thankful, don't we, Teresa. Your meal and family gathering looked wonderful, and your new tree is beautiful. We had a yummy turkey dinner today, and hope to start getting some Christmas decorations out tomorrow :)
    Gracie xx

  10. Teresa, once again you and Dayle have outdone yourselves with the help of your family of course. I would say you have so much to be thankful for, just like all of us. It is wonderful to have this holiday, to be with family and friends, no presents, no religion just gratitude.

  11. It all looked wonderful Teresa. I am now feeling very hungry!!! I have just been giving my lounge a thorough clean before getting out decorations tomorrow. Hugs Anne x

  12. It looks like you had a wonderful holiday. Thank you for sharing. Your tree looks beautiful as does your Thanksgiving dinner. It's so nice to see your whole family together, I am sure you enjoyed your time with all the boys.

  13. Belated Thanksgiving wishes to you all, what a great time you had with your loved ones. I really wish we had this holiday here as well.

    But tomorrow we are having a big family meal as it is my DH's birthday so my mum (who hasn't been too well recently) and brother are coming along, so we have a lot to be thankful for.


  14. Hoping your thankgiving as be well, nice fotos , here in Belgium, advent began have a nice sunday

  15. What a wonderful time, Teresa! Such a great family celebration. Love your sparkly tree too, and what a good idea to have different choices of lights as well!! Enjoy the rest of the weekend with your sweet family.
    Helen x

  16. Oh Teresa - what a wonderful family gathering you had for Thanksgiving. Thanks for sharing - it sends out a warm, loving message and there should be more of that in this world. You have a beautiful family. I love your Christmas tree - have never seen anything like that, and your meal looked perfect. Big hugs xoxox


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