Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Epilogue

Five O'clock Thanksgiving morning. Now believe it or not a lot has actually already been done. Okay, mainly pies, but one must have priorities. What you can't see in the background of this picture is that my dining room table is still covered with Mr. Snarky's clutter. I'm beginning to sweat.

First order of business, stuff turkey with herbs and fresh fruit, wrap tightly in foil, toss in oven.

Next up: potatoes. I do them in the crock pot and I like them a little rustic which means I'm not peeling, only cutting off the bad spots/eyes. Slice them into evenly sized pieces add a cup of water and 5 cloves of garlic, salt, pepper, with some chopped rosemary. Put them on high. Forget them until right before dinner.

Mix up: Green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, stuffing , rearrange fridge to make it all fit...

Mid morning chaos.

Panic was about to set in.

I built this island by the way.

But that is a project we can go over at a later date. I'm a little busy at the moment!

Do you see the cat? She's biding her time waiting for the perfect opportunity.

 On to the table...

Remember where we started? Well it STILL looked like this until nearly noon today!
                      I'm a magician in my spare time.

       Okay, I'm a housewife. It is practically the same thing.

             Whew! Table where was I?

       Time to put all that food in the fridge in the oven!

Let's see cute ways to present food...fortunately I had read the Food Maven's blog and stole this idea...

Salad dressing in shot glasses. Mr. Snarky and I had just been to an estate sale last weekend where we picked up some funky vintage souvenir ones (which you can't see very well). 

              So why not cranberries in martini glasses?

Coffee tray

It's coming together...

                                   YES! I made it!

Okay, while I'm getting these pics of the food my daughter and her fiance are dismayed that I'm not taking a picture of THEM (they both really like to have their picture taken as demonstrated by above photo).

I'm sitting down now to write this after seeing everyone home with leftovers, cleaning my entire kitchen, and hand washing all that china and feeding my chickens and dogs.

                      And I realize...I'm exhausted!

But, there is a fire in the fireplace, I'm slipping into pajamas and house shoes and then it's on to the next family tradition...pumpkin pie and watching Home Alone with the kids!

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