Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Images

I filled up Thad's boat with Leif's selection of flowers and we were ready for my favorite holiday to begin...

Bright and early I pulled "TT" out of the refrigerator and prepped him for his big moment. Finn named the turkey and "TT" is short for "Tough Turkey"...not because of the cooking method I assure you.
Each year my dad makes a silly and fun appetizer for the kids and ALL of the adults were fans his Asian inspired green beans with peanut sauce. We also enjoyed some lovely single malt scotch and my mom's stuffed dates.
We watched "The Packers of Green Bay" play for a very long time.

We checked on "TT" now and then and finally the big moment arrived!
My mother-in-law Nancy is a master gardener and an herbalist and consequently quite qualified to garnish a Turkey in her own unique manner!
Emma's amazing Root Beer Carrots...
...Roasted Red and Yellow Beets with French Goat Cheese, Arugula, Pine nuts and a Lemon-Tarragon Vinaigrette...
...Mashed Potatoes with Buttermilk Herb Dressing...
...pan seared Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Cider Vinegar

We all took a turn announcing what we are thankful for and my personal favorite came from Finn's Scottish soccer coach..."I am thankful we kicked the pilgrims out of my country so that I can enjoy this fine meal with you today."

Ed loving our girl Java.
Finn schooling Coach in Fifa!
Just enough room for dessert!

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