Tom and I hosted a family of eight, my daughter and her friend from school for Thanksgiving. There were eleven of us at the table (Pictured above is us digging in). It was a very pleasant time. We also had other friends stop by after dinner to spend time with us.
I was so grateful that our friends loaned us their two teenage daughters the night before to help me with the cooking. We made two turkeys (I couldn’t find one big enough so we made two smaller ones), baked ziti, stuffing and gravy. Below are some pictures of the girls cooking and having fun.
The next day we finished off the menu with baked ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, corn and green bean casserole. All the girls (I had four helpers and did I ever appreciate all of them) helped get the house together. They cleaned, set the table and helped finish off the meal. Many hands make for light work.
Our wonderful guest bought over wine, shrimp, chocolate cake and homemade cranberry sauce. Costco makes such good pies, that I decided I would let them contribute the pumpkin and apple pies we had.
I am very grateful for God, my family (near and far), good friends (and their wonderful kids who help cook) and for so many blessings God has given me. I hope that all of you had a great Thanksgiving.
© Nadine Z. 2007