Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

Grammy's Visit Part Three (of three)

Happy Thanksgiving Y'all!
Not only did Grammy join our Thanksgiving table but so did cousin Kelly who is currently attending UNC at Chapel Hill.  Dinner was delicious as was the company.
We are blessed.

the company:
  Matt, Tyler, Christine (Me) 

Tyler, Me, Kelly
(hey I just said he's attending UNC, by no means does he need to wear their attire!)
Go Ducks!

Lauren, Matt, Tyler's arm

Tyler (but you can't see him, his eyes are shut,) Me, Kelly, GRAMMY!

the food:
Herb Seasoned Turkey (roasted in foil according to this recipe)
Mashed Potatoes and turkey gravy
Chicken Sausage and Herb Stuffing
(I used pork sausage instead so I'm sure that throws the Skinny part out the window.)
(sliced instead of quartered)
Skillet Creamed Corn (crowd favorite)
Roasted Parmesan Green Beans (these were over-cooked and not a crowd favorite)
Cheese-Garlic Biscuits
can of cranberry
pickles and olives

the dessert:
Pumpkin Pie (recipe on back of can)
Irish Chocolate Mint Dessert (Grammy made this delicious dish...YUMM!)

the turkey broth to last a lifetime:
(loosely based on this recipe)
We simmered half of the left-over turkey carcass (and chopped veggies & seasoning) in a stock-pot for 4 hours and the other half was done in a crock-pot over night.  Turkey broth heaven.

Thanksgiving was a fun and seriously stress-free event.  Mostly thanks to the Grammy below.  

She flew home yesterday and we all miss her very much.
We Love You Grammy (Mom) (Gloria)
See you in March!

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