11.27.2011

Thanksgiving at Our House

Mj and his very first Turkey
Can I really say that I hosted Thanksgiving if I didn't cook a single thing?  Well, it was my house and I did do a lot of dishes and cleaning up so maybe that counts?  Everyone knows that my husband is the chef in our house so I don't think anyone was surprised that he did the whole shebang on his own.  It's also no surprise that it was his idea that we host in the first place.  Now that we have a house he just couldn't wait to do it for the first time.  I had no doubts that we he could pull it off.  His dad is in town so he was off Wednesday.  By the time I got home from work and the gym he'd done most of the cooking with a few things left over in addition to the Turkey left for the day of. 
Yummy Thanksgiving Day Buffet
Me and my nephew
We had 7 people over, so a total of 9.  There was so much food!!  My mom  brought some appetizers, potato salad, asparagus, macaroni and cheese and sweet potato pie.  My sister brought deviled eggs and greens.  Mj made everything from scratch including the cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, bread, sweet potatoes, lemon cake, cinnamon swirl cake and then of course the turkey.  And I, along with everyone else gobbled it all up.  Dinner was hot and ready by 5pm.   Way different then the debacle that was last year's Thanksgiving.
My sister and I in the middle of a dance battle
I didn't think I overdid it...until dessert.  The cinnamon cake was delicious.  By the time I finished it off with ice cream I was stuffed!!  Then, we all had fun with Dance Central 2 on X Box Kinect.  Everybody tried it at least once.  I was so full that I could barely move by this time so I'll blame my total lack of coordination with the dance moves on that.

I really enjoyed spending time with family.  It was a great Thanksgiving and now we have tons and tons of leftovers.  I don't know how we will ever eat it all!  Our refrigerator is packed to the brim and that means no cooking for either one of us for a while.

11 comments :

  1. Looks like you all had fun! So... who won the dance battle? lol

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  2. Aww..glad it was a great thanksgiving! love the dance party...those are hard!

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  3. ooohhhh...everything from scratch? lucky you! We just finished our leftovers today...they were delish!

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  4. Big Man cooked all our stuff too...they are so much better at it than us...lol ;)

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  5. Glad you had a good Thanksgiving! I love that dance game, even though I am terrible at it!

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  6. Wow, that's awesome that your husband can cook all that and doesn't mind. I made Thanksgiving for me and my husband and he acted as my sous chef. Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving!

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  7. If it was at your house - it totally counts. The dance game is an awesome idea too esp. after thanksgiving dinner - shake your bootie & work off some of those carbs. Sure is better than falling asleep in front of football. LOL

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  8. I agree that it definitely counts since you had to clean and do dishes.

    Your nephew is getting big.

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  9. Happy belated Thanksgiving! I can't believe your hubby cooked up all that fabulous looking food! And yes of course you can say you hosted because let's face it, it's much easier to make the mess than clean it up!

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  10. The pictures at the top of your blog are beautiful. I LOVE your wedding dress! It's gorgeous!

    And the mac 'n cheese from your thanksgiving dinner look so good!

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    Lauren

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  11. That spread looked amazing! Glad you were able to spend time with family!

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