|This is the whole gang. We enjoyed such a lovely day together. I think this is our first time for the tripod and timer for a group shot. I wish I could remember what someone said that was so amusing to the kids!|
|The Cinderella pumpkin and cheerful harvesters!|
Alissa brought a deep fried bird to the feast (a first for all of us). We added the turkey our neighbor, Mr. Shedd gave us to the menu to assure lots of leftovers. Ben, our Alton Brown fan, took on the assignment of brining and cooking the Good Eats Roast Turkey. Our sides were sweet potatoes (beautifully topped with marshmallows and crunchy cornflakes by Ben n Maggie), traditional dressing, green bean bundles & loaded baked potatoes (specialties of Alissa), Green Salad w/ spiced apples & Asian pear w/ cinnamon dressing by Megan, Sweet Potato biscuits w/ Lingonberry jam, Cranberry Orange Sauce , & for dessert- Pumpkin Pie (by Megan and loudly proclaimed by Drew) and Triple Berry Pie .
|The girls were very helpful before dinner writing names on the place cards and spent time writing down some things they were thankful for. I was thankful for these free Thanksgiving printables. They made our table extra festive!|