Hello my friends! It's the day after our big family dinner and we're relaxing in our easy chairs and watching "Wall-E" on TV. I have a feeling of well-being and happiness -- and thankfulness for our home, family and so many other things. Yesterday we began the day with coffee and an English muffin, then I set the table. Dayle had gotten up early and made the bread, vegetable and sage dressing and the turkey was roasting in the oven making the house smell wonderful.
This is our second year of having our turkey dishes and I just love them. And at the grand old age of 65 years I finally got some some sterling silver flatware after wishing for some for a long time. The crystal goblets we'd given to Dayle's parents for Christmas and when his siblings went through their home after they'd moved into assisted living, we found the goblets in the basement in their original box.. never used. But we use them!
Funny story - I was reading one of my blogs - Red Gate Farm - a few years ago and Chris had found a plate in a thrift store and used it in her decor. I fell in love with it and started looking for some and found a set on eBay. So, I thank Chris for our dishes. :-)
Dayle put butter and herbs under the skin, rosemary, thyme and sage. It makes for a less attractive roast turkey, but it sure does taste good! We had a 22 lb. bird, a gift from Kristi's mother, wasn't that nice of her?
I had hoped to set up a tripod so I could be in the photo, but in the spirit of having the food while it was HOT.. I snapped this with my iPhone. All photos in the post were done with my iPhone 6S - both batteries for my Lumix camera were dead. :-) Good planning.. not!
One quick snap of the rest of the menu before we dug in. Dressing, mashed potatoes whipped with half-and-half, home-made cranberry sauce made with fresh cranberries and orange marmalade, candied yams from scratch with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, pecans and mini-marshmallows on top, corn casserole made with whole corn, creamed corn, cornbread mix, egg and sour cream, green bean casserole with French fried onions on top and scissor rolls and butter. Someone asked what "scissor rolls" are - they are just a long loaf of bread, but snipped on the sides so they look like individual rolls when pulled apart. We had sparkling cider of apple and berry/apple blend. Folks, everything was delicious and it was a feast of feasts! The kids were all very appreciative - Caleb said he could eat the whole bowl of cranberry sauce - he helped grandpa make it the day before.
Num num num. :-)
We all ate to our heart's content and then retired to the family room to visit. I started to clear the table and Kristi shooed us all out of the dining room and said she'd clear the table, put away the food and load the dishwasher! What a good DIL! Then she made whipped cream from scratch and served us her homemade pumpkin pie - with homemade crust, too! And it was delicious!
My sister texted me night before last and asked me if I'd seen the moon. So, I went out and snapped this image of it. Having the sky clear for a moon shot is pretty neat this time of year.
And so.. I want to say thanks for my family and friends.. and you my dear readers for visiting and for the sweet comments you leave for me. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)