Saturday, November 29, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

No idea why this picture is this way. I can't fix it. If anyone knows how to prevent this let me know :)

Well I'm a little late posting my Thanksgiving wishes but we were a little busy around here this week getting ready for the festivities. I hope everyone had a happy and healthy Thanksgiving and I hope you all took a few minutes to remember what Thanksgiving is all about and really enjoyed time spent with Family and Friends.

I kicked off Thanksgiving the way I do every year watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. It makes me homesick for New York a little bit but it really kicks off the holiday season for me. Once Santa rolls onto Herald's Square that's it I feel free to play Christmas music, drink eggnog and start spreading holiday cheer!

I did all of my cooking for Thanksgiving on Wednesday. I made cookies, pies, sauce and stuffed mushrooms it was a busy busy day. My new recipes included Maple Sugar cookies courtesy Martha Stewart's Magazine and Caramel-Nut Apple Pie which came from the Jaimie and Bobby Deen's Road Tasted Cookbook. The apple pie was out of this world! I've made a few different apple pies but this one quickly became my favorite and I think it is now a staple! Mike added a corn casserole to the new recipe bank and maple glazed sweet potatoes. Like the pie we make sweet potatoes every year but these were outstanding!! We had a good day though and I think everyone enjoyed the food. I certainly had a good day and I thank everyone for coming! This year was our biggest group we had 15 people and though it was exhausting getting it all put together it was worth it.

Yesterday Mike and I spent the day in our pj's just relaxing but today I think we are going to get started decorating for Christmas. We weren't going to put up a tree but Mike being the wonderful husband that he is decided that putting the tree up in the guest room so that we can close it off when we head to Ohio would work just fine. So I'm excited to put my tree up and get all of my ornaments out.
Starting on Monday Mike and I are starting a little weight loss competition. We'll see how it goes we would like to shave off a few pounds before heading to my mom's where I fully intend to eat whatever she puts in front of me!! Also on Monday I'll get going on some crafts and working on gifts so I will absolutely be keeping busy.

What are every one's plans for this holiday season? Anyone making gifts? Anyone cooking anything special be it a new recipe or a traditional one? Leave me a comment and let me know. I'll pick a comment to receive a special prize on Wednesday!

More soon...


Tanya said...

looks yummy, especially the pies! how did the maple sugar cookies turn out? I was thinking of making them soon

kc2pyn said...

i cannot believe you had 15 people in your house. I did not know the fire code could keep over 5 people in there. Thats awesome that you had a good thanksgiving. Happy Thanksgiving! lol

Sherry Thornsberry said...

Hmmmm...not sure why I'm having a hard time leaving a comment. I just wanted to let you know that I'm glad you had such a great Thanksgiving. Everything looked soooo yummy. That apple pie looked to die for. Any chance you wanna share the recipe?

Trisha said...

Holy Caramel Nut Apple Pie!!!!!! That looks amazing! I baked a pecan pie smothered in semi sweet chocolate for Thanksgiving. It was so yummy. Next time I see you I will have to make it.

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