We had a nice Thanksgiving Day. Lou cooked a giant turkey and we had plenty of food, as you might imagine.
Emily and Ben came over in the afternoon and helped wear out the dogs, and made some pies. John & Erica joined us a little later, and were not totally overwhelmed by the pups. The guys watched some football, and we sat down to dinner at 5:30 (!!!! – included this tidbit for those in the family who have never seen us eat before 8:00pm …).
The turkey (looks just like Martha Stewart’s):
The mincemeat pie – complete with a sailboat:
Emily supervises Stitch & Tasha:
Lou, Erica & John checking on dinner – Ben scoping out the pies:
Lou switched things up, and made a nice fruit salad instead of a green one:
We’re getting serious – the carving has begun. There was some discussion about whether or not Lou should be trusted with the knife …
A toast – Ben samples his first taste of wine in several months – turns out, thinking about it was better than drinking it 🙂
And, we all enjoyed dinner, eating too much as usual. The lovely soup you see was made by John & Erica – butternut squash and roasted garlic. It was delicious.
I did intend to get a group photo, but got sidetracked by dinner. Just imagine Lou and I at the table as well.
Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. We enjoyed sharing our turkey with friends, and realize how much we all have to be thankful for.
We had a nice sunny day, but it's still on the chilly side. Natasha and Stitch are happy since Ben and Emily are here. They went out for a while today while I set up the new Xbox One (because I don't have enough gaming consoles).
Last night, Emily and Ben made delicious fish tacos for dinner:
Lou is cooking a roast tonight, and Ben and I are racing on the new Xbox. Tasha and Stitch are sleeping, despite all the noise.