Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving

I promised to blog about Thanksgiving and what we eat and do etc.

First of all, Thanksgiving is the 3rd Thursday in November so the date always changes. The past 2 years we have had our family get together on the weekend after Thanksgiving so everyone can make it. This year Billy's Uncle Mike and Aunt Jane weren't able to come up from Georgia so we had it actually on Thanksgiving Day. Most people don't have to work that day, Billy had to go to work that night but he had the night before off.

We all sit around and talk or hang out outside with the kids while Jamey, Billy's brother looks after the turkey.

Typically people eat Turkey or Ham or both and a bunch of different side dishes, depending on the region or the family.

Our family deep fries our turkey.


See the hot oil bubbling away:


Here it is all cooked:


And you can't have turkey without cranberry sauce:


Devilled eggs, which are kind of like curried eggs without the curry!


Red Slaw, which is coleslaw with a tomato base instead of mayonnaise. I am not a fan:


Gravy:

Macaroni cheese, another thing I am not a big fan of:


Beans & corn:

Mashed potatoes, or Creamed potatoes as they call them:


Sweet potato casserole, which has brown sugar and pecans on top! So good!


And dressing, same as stuffing, but they don't put it inside the bird, they bake it separately. It's not bad.


Dinner rolls:


Jamey carving the turkey:


Dessert is usually either pumpkin or sweet potato pie. We didn't stay for dessert as Billy had to come home and sleep for a few hours before working all night. We did get some pie to bring home but I didn't get a photo of it. But here is one from last year:

Pumpkin pie

It was a great day with family and great food! We got to see our new nephew again and in the 4 weeks since we saw him he has already changed so much! And our nieces just keep growing too fast.

Here are the rest of the photos from the day:





1 comment:

  1. love the photos and descriptions nikki!! feels like we were there with you :D :D xox

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