Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Day

So, I'm going to post a few pictures of Thanksgiving Day at our house. Thing is, nobody had arrived yet and once they did I didn't even have time to figure out where I'd left my camera, let alone use it. So this is pretty boring stuff. Kent helped me hang my jar shelves on Wednesday night. He did the final sanding/staining so that the shop could be used for other things. I'm very excited. Now all my jars are handy, attractive, and not taking up counter space. Yeehaw!
It seems that even Bear thinks it looks pretty good! (See his sweet face in the bottom right corner of the photo above?)
There are over 70 jars/canisters on these shelves with a foot print of just 5.5"x42" Super exciting in my world!
So anyway, about that Thanksgiving feast... Our table came with four chairs, we added two wooden stools to make seating for six. When we decided to host dinner for eight I was able to find two folding bar stools so here's our table ready for eight.
And of course then there wasn't room for the food, so we used our sideboard as a buffet for the first time. I worked well. It was crowded but once we figured out the traffic flow everyone had a chance to fill their plate and we had a good time. I had a great time cooking on Wednesday. I made everything from scratch, including the mushroom sauce for the green bean casserole and the wheat bread and cornbread for the dressing.
The Menu
Turkey with Dressing
Cranberry Sauce
Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts
Asparagus with Shallot-Mustard Cream
Mashed Butternut Squash and Apples
Roasted Sweet Potato with Pineapple
Black-Eyed Pea's Baked Squash
Grean Bean Casserole
Cranberry Citrus Bread (Merry Rapp)
Pumpkin Pie (Stephanie Sherman)
Pecan Pie (Kathy Tripp)
Homemade Kosher Dills
I hope to have some pics from Stephanie or Perla soon so that I can have some here with people in them. Come on over for leftovers whenever you like. We should be eating them until next week some time...

1 comment:

Valerie said...

Loving the shelves. Made me think of Prairie Home Companion / Little Laura Wilder goodness. Hadn't known about the side board replacing that large hutch. Really opened up and brightened the room. Wow!
My cous-cous with pine nuts is seeming more and more bleak as I look at these photos. I fully intend to make up for it when we are there for Christmas!
love to you!