The Feast!

After three days of planning and cooking, I finally laid my table with all the vegetables and turkey and stuffing and we sat down to eat.

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Everything came out well with the exception of the apple pie, which I was not pleased with. My chestnut dressing was, I think, the best I have ever made. Grandma would be proud of me!

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I tried to portion out my food, but I have to tell you that by the end of the meal, all I wanted to do was unhook my pants and have an Alka Seltzer!

Our friends were truly enjoyable company and we didn’t stop talking all through the meal. Perhaps if I had talked more, and eaten less I would not feel so over stuffed now!

I’m making broth for turkey soup, and we have enough left overs to feed an army. Every year I swear I will not do this, and every year I end up with way too much!

Below you will find another recipe.

Happy Friday!

13 thoughts on “The Feast!”

  1. Our Thanksgiving was all confused this year. All the kids were going to the coast to their sister’s house and we were going to make Thanksgiving dinner for my husband’s parents and then go to a movie.

    My dil’s father got sick up here (he and his wife were going to the coast with the kids) and so that family stayed home. My son called to invite us to dinner with them, but we had our heart set on the movie. We needed to get out for a while and clear our heads from all the work with getting them nearly ready for the assisted living place. He got mad at me about that. But we weren’t coming to his house anyway.

    My youngest daughter got mad at me because she was wrong about something and I was right and I emeailed her with documentation. She was at her sister’s house I guess.

    I had wanted to go to the movie late in the afternoon, but Mr. Bright and Early had us out there early. I fell asleep during the movie.

    Came home and finished the dinner for them and sat with them to chat while they ate. They liked it very much and my mil was chatty cathy. She didn’t remember what she had said and knew it, but we laughed about it. We had the best time with them than with anyone.

    All in all it was one of the craziest Thanksgivings we’ve every had. It was funny, though.

    I have my turkey stock made, too and in the fridge. Glad you had a good one.

  2. Geez ! that all looks soooooo yummy ! My mouth waters !
    I love the lamp hanging over your table (that has nothing to do with the post, lol ) I am looking for the same over my dining table, I love this style ! I think I should also consider a trip to the States and inspect your lamp life !

  3. I wish I could just sit down at that table! It all looks so good, and Iยดm glad you had a good time with friends! I bet they are glad you invited them… ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Mmmm… the table looks lovely – and yummy! But I’m glad all the leftovers are at YOUR house! ๐Ÿ™‚ We didn’t bring ANY home with us! We did have a good time though! I’m glad you did too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. mmmmm, it looks so yummy…I bet everything was delicious as your cooking if I remember correctly is always so yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Thanks for sharing your TG dinner in all the details and with great pics – one can almost taste and smell the food and wonderful atmosphere!

    I know you put a lot of efforts in this and I’m so happy to see that you keep on to the family food traditions. I’m sure grandma would have been proud of you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thanks a lot for your invitation to Diane and me to join you – we really hope one day. If not at TG so another time!

  7. Such a lovely table!!!! Both the food on it and everything else. I love the table cloth with laces.

    I’ve never been at a thanksgiving dinner since we don’t celebrate thanksgiving over here.

  8. What a lovely table, Maribeth! All was charming and perfect! Here we don’t fest TG in France but in Provense, it is usual to eat the turkey stuffed with chestnuts for christmas.

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