2 turkeys totalling 34 pounds plus extra legs, stuffing, mashed white and sweet potatoes, creamed spinach, pizza tomatoes, pies and cakes are all long since memories. And I'm proud to say I lived through it.
I scheduled Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in 30 minute increments: 10 minutes on my feet, 20 minutes off. My kids laughed at my schedule, things like: "11AM: Pizza tomato topping." But it worked. the girls did all of the potato peeling, with a lot of supervision from friends, brothers and even a dog, who wasn't visible in this picture.
Dan is my master carver.
But I decorate the platter. I still believe things taste better if they're pretty.
Jeff set the table. He found it confusing, but he got through it nonetheless.
Our friend Greg brought sausage stuffing. Sadly, I discovered after I had taken some that it contained peppers, which I can't eat. That's not to say it was a bad thing that I planned ahead and lost 5 pounds BEFORE the holiday.
My table was full of family and friends, including the newlyweds from July.
The kids are all back at college, but will be home in 3 weeks. Meanwhile, I have 173 pictures from the weekend to enjoy.
Holiday love to all of you. Try not to let the Christmas shopping drive you to drink.