Friday, November 26, 2010

Gave Thanks...

Most of the kids...
Warren, Avery, Gina (on floor), Krystal, Sam, and Austin
Giselle, Jon, and Trena are in Montana :(

Most of the kids, hamming it up!

Sam, doin' most of the dishes last night.
It's what he does...
And no, he does not feel the need to dress up or shave for Thanksgiving.
(Sam was "blessed" with my naturally curly hair)

Austin, with the cream puff cake dessert he helped create.
He didn't have any....he's funny that way.

At dinner he had turkey and 2 rolls. (with honey)
That's it...

Austin and his uncle Sam,
cause that's what uncle's do best...

We had an awesome time of food and family yesterday.
I have been cooking Thanksgiving dinners for more years than I care to admit, and this, by FAR, was the best turkey I have ever pulled out of the oven.
I followed Alton Brown's (of Food Network fame) brining/baking instructions, and let me tell you, there is no turning back.
It was the moistest turkey EVER.
The breast was juicy and tender, and the skin crispy and browned.
Tried a couple other new recipes, too.
An awesome sweet potato/apple casserole and a delicious creamed spinach. (light on the cream, heavy on the spinach/parmesan)

Today I am going to rest.
And read.
And rest some more.
And eat leftovers.

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teenagehealthfreak said...

glad you had a great Thanksgiving!!! You have a beautiful family!!! :)

Camille said...

You are blessed Cindy! And yes, God is good. All the time. You are a lovely friend in this blog-world. May the LORD continue to bless you as you look to HIM for all you need. What a precious Saviour we have!!

In Him,

Farmchick said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours....a bit late. :)

Hope you can stop by and join in my recipe swap again. :)

Angel Wings and Apron Strings said...

Hi Cindy, it looks like your family had a very nice Thanksgiving :-)
Reading and eating leftovers - now THAT is a relaxing day!! I'm sure you well deserved it!
many blessings ..Trish

Renata said...

Looks like a fun family to be around there! What a wonderful sounding meal - makes me begin craving turkey - we have ours at Christmas even though it's boiling hot & the middle of summer here!
Hope you enjoy your hard earned rest & have a nice day

sawn61 said...

More than any other Holiday, Thanksgiving brings thoughts of big families gathering together,enjoying the meal, and spending time with family members with whom you don't get to see that often.Looks like you're having a lovely visit with your family this year. You are so blessed.

Maria said...

Hey Cindy!
Your projects sound great! I love your homemade ideas...
I've enjoyed all the inspirations that you and others out here have imparted... so many wonderful ideas and suggestions ~ so much wisdom...
...and a real sense of fellowship.
Bless you always, Cindy ~ and your beautiful family. {It looks like you had a tender Thanksgiving}
*Take care*
~ Maria

Marmee's Pantry said...

Looks like such a great family get-together! Love the pics.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

WHAT an adorable family!!! Adorable!!