Monday, November 20, 2017

Pre Turkey Day

Our oldest son has to go to South Carolina to visit his in-laws this Thanksgiving (sob, sob).  Yeah, I know: I shouldn't even notice with 15 people and a whole pack of dogs around for the week, but I do.  Anyway, they arrived Saturday morning and are here until tomorrow morning.  Thatcher and Patrick arrived late yesterday afternoon, so we had a practice Thanksgiving dinner last night.

This was after we'd all been stuffing our faces for a while.

Just in case you wondered, cooking a 19.44 pound turkey for 6 adults, an 18-month-old and one small dog is overkill.  Guess what we're having for dinner tonight, too?  Hooray, a night off!

When's the last time you drew a hand turkey?  Well, when your inner kindergartener calls, you channel it on a cake.  It made us laugh.

And how about a couple of gratuitous grandchild photos?  Because, well, they're here....



Happy Monday, everyone!  Get ready for some turkey!

8 comments:

rottrover said...

Happy Monday, Marjie, and Happy Thanksgiving WEEK!!

Faye Lewis said...

The fun has hegun!

Big Dude said...

Your pre holiday spread looks delicious as usual. It gets harder for everyone to be there once they have a spouse and in-laws who also want to see them. Ours would divide up holidays and have a big plan to try to accommodate everyone so we finally removed all of the pressure and told them to just show up when it worked easily for them and we'd be happy to see them.

Sue said...

We beat you! We're cooking a 23 lb turkey. I'm cooking it today so there's less to do on Thursday. It seems like too much for two people but the dogs will have plenty for the next few months. I'll also make them some bone broth. I love the cake.

Pam said...

Looks like a delicious pre-Thanksgiving feast. So happy you were able to celebrate early before they head to the in-laws. Your grandchildren are adorable!!!

grace said...

we do a post-turkey day! we go to my in-laws for actual thanksgiving and then head to my family's home on saturday for MORE EATING. :) love those pics!

Rhodesia said...

Looks like you did not go short of food :-)) Good that you could celebrate early as well as on the day. Keep well Diane

Pam Greer said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!