Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Some highlights from Thanksgiving

I thought I'd share some pictures from Thanksgiving. We went to my daughter's house along with her in-laws. I was so proud of Jolie cooking such a great meal. Her mother-in-law brought some side dishes and I brought deviled eggs, green beans casserole, and creamed corn from a recipe from one of my blog friends, Carmen. She got it from a restaurant in California and there were raves about it. My daughter's father-in-law even said for his wife to get the recipe. That made me feel great that he enjoyed it that much. It's certainly not a low cal dish, but yummy and great for special occasions. I will share the recipe if anyone is interested.

The above picture is Avery and her cousin, Danielle. She's 4 years older and Avery thinks she's so neat. I can remember being that age and thinking my cousin that's 5 years older was wonderful in every way. What's neat is that I still feel that way! It was such an age difference then, but now at our age it doesn't matter at all.
Here's my daughter and her husband Thursday evening getting ready for the big dinner. I will list the menu because I enjoy reading what other people have at their meals. It's kind of like Hee Haw with grandpa listing the food. Here goes: Turkey, Stuffing, Ham, Mashed Potatoes, gravy, macaroni and cheese, green bean casserole, creamed corn, rolls, deviled eggs, Pumpkin pie, chocolate chip cake, and Avery made Peanut Butter Cups. They were a lot like Reese's cups and she did a super job. They were in the little papers and everyone seemed to enjoy them. You know Nana just had to test one.

Here's a picture of some of the food. I believe we will do a repeat Christmas. We had the meal later in the day and my daughter was so much calmer. She had time to work on everything and not feel so stressed. After the meal we played a word game Quiddler. It was our first time to play it and it was pretty fun.
Last night we decorated a 12 foot tree for our Love Lights a Tree for donor families and recipients. I enjoyed helping as much as I could. I can't climb ladders, but I can put hooks on pretty silver, green and blue balls. Thursday we will have the lighting ceremony and we are excited about it.
I can't wait to jump around and visit my blog friends. I need to decorate my blog for Christmas. I got some bad news today that one of my friends has just been diagnosed with uterine cancer.She's devastated, but believes God will be with her on this journey. She's 68 and her name is Martha. Please say a prayer for her. We believe prayers are heard and that the Lord is still on the throne.
If you haven't heard Merry Christmas yet....I just want to say, "We say Merry Christmas!"


RNSANE said...

Trish, it was wonderful reading about Thanksgiving - sounds like you had a wonderful time and I got such a kick that you mentioned me and the LOW CAL ( no way to pare that down, is there - it just wouldn't be the same with SKIM milk! ) Gulliver's corn.

Sounds like the Christmas preparations are all in place and it's going to be very festive around your parts!

Somehow, I ended up rejecting your wonderful comment on my blog instead of publishing it - I guess I was just weary and my fingers don't follow my brain. I am so sad as it would have looked wonderful. I'm glad the Gulliver's corn was a hit - I made it at my son's in West Sacramento.

Thanks for reading through my budget crisis episode. My award was the best thing that came out of it...as I write this, the city is facing more cuts.

a woman who is said...

It looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Praying for your friend. That is some tough news this time of the year.

Tell Avery I hope to meet her some day up at my sister's in Montana!

willow said...

I saw that recipe over at Carmen's and want to try it. Now I must!

I said a little prayer for your friend Martha.

Betsy said...

What a wonderful Thanksgiving! I agree that Jolie did an amazing job! Loved reading through the menu...so fun. You should share the corn casserole recipe..sounds like something my men would like!

I'll be praying for Martha...tough news to get, especially during the holidays.


ChaChaneen said...

YES I'm interested in the recipe! Please do post!

I laughed out loud because I too like to know the menus of what people ate. Different regions of the USA have their own trends and I lurve to be curious and ask/read.

Merry Christmast to you too my beautiful friend!

steviewren said...

Thanksgiving looks and sounds yummy. There is nothing like spending the day with family, eating good food and having fun.

I read both of Carmen's thanksgiving recipes and printed them out for myself and a co-wker. She made the squash casserole for thanksgiving and said she loved it. Both recipes sound yummy. Good special occasion food.

freetobeme - Anita said...

So glad to know you had such a great Thanksgiving. We did too. Family is everything.

Barb said...

Trish, so glad you all had a great thanksgiving....Barb

Knitting Mania said...

So glad your Thanksgiving was blessed. The food corner sure looked good. :)

Bless you Trish!!!

prashant said...

My award was the best thing that came out of it...as I write this, the city is facing more cuts.

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prashant said...

Sounds like the Christmas preparations are all in place and it's going to be very festive around your parts!

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