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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving part 2

We had a feast and I loved it! My turkey was so moist (granted when it's undercooked it will be), at least the breast meat was cooked all the way through! My mashed potatoes were great but SUPER thick, green bean cassorole was good as was the stuffing. Sadly, so so sadly, my famous sweet potatoes were not the best. I think I figured out what I did wrong but they were so runny. And to top it off, I'm pretty sure the whiskey didn't get cooked out all the way. I was so depressed about those, so I think I'll get a couple of sweet potatoes from the store and add them in and re-cook it. But to end the day by pecan pie was to die for! SO that made it all worth it. Next year I'll figure out how to do it all better and hopefully won't be so overwhelmed by the idea of it all. I'd do it all again in a heartbeat though.
Mike took pictures of my table for me. We all wrote reasons why we were thankful for everyone in the room and placed them in envelopes so everyone could have theirs. I think all in all it turned out to be a great night. We sat and watched CHristmas movies and talked all night. Of course we did a bit of prepping for black friday.

Katie ( Mike's sister) and I were up at 4:30 to go to toys-r-us and wait in a 1/2 mile long line. All that just to go in and realize that the toy I wanted wasn't on sale, so we left. We came home went back to bed and woke up at 9am. Then all four of us went to find Katie a new phone so we hit Costco, bestbuy and the Sprint store. Then to target for fun since they had movies at such a great price, 6 movies later we left. The Christmas tree is put up and decorated, Isabel helped, and now we move from the season of thanksgiving to the season of joy and wonderment but truthfully they all go together. This is the best time of the year, and I am so excited for it.

So here are some pictures, the place settings and table for Thanksgiving, Isabel NOT posing next to the tree with an ornament around her neck and her hiding under the chair. Enjoy!


Aubrey & Cheyenne Martin said...

LOVE the elephant place card holders/napkin rings (I couldn't tell). Shame on you for the Christmas tree! Also post/email your pecan pie recipe. I found one from Emeril that I really like and I want to compare notes.

Jeni said...

LOVE the place settings, Tracy! Can't wait to be able to host Thanksgiving at my house and do it that way! We have YET to use our china.

Amy said...

I am uber-impressed. I would have been terrified to prepare that kind of a meal for so many people. I was impressed with my measly four dishes that David's brothers wouldn't even try (though I have to say, my sweet potato casserole turned out amazing). Love the personal elephant touch. Nice.

The Archibald Family said...

WOW! i love the place settings. You've motivated me to use my china...I don't when, but it looks so fancy!

E said...

Ooooohhh, Your table looks beautiful Tracy. Glad you had such a great holiday! :-)

Southern Princess said...

Okay um the place card holders = wonderful, where did you get those?Your table looks beautiful Tracy! Great job! Oh I miss y'all!