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The Turkey has come and gone

The Five Fish: The Turkey has come and gone

Sunday, November 30, 2008

The Turkey has come and gone

Thanksgiving has finally come and gone in my home. Last week was similar to running for office with all my campaigning for a clean house, baked pies, pressed linens, a total madhouse!

I was blessed with enjoying the company of my Mom and Step-dad, Brother and Sister-in-law and my two cutie pie nephews, and our dearest friends from Reno and their son. So my house was chock full of kiddos if you count my three.

I have to say that I got wonderful compliments for my turkey and ham efforts. I used my Grandmother's roaster pan (the nifty one you use on the counter top) that she has used for many, many lovely family Thanksgiving's and my turkey was boasted as looking as if it should be on the cover of Better Homes and Gardens. So I revelled in that glory of feeling like Mrs. Van de Kamp from Desperate Housewives.....a fine, fine moment. I baked four pies: 2 pecan, one pumpkin and one french apple, along with a Paula Deen recipe of Pumpkin Cheesecake that I only got to taste the batter which I thought was good....but nothing to stuff my face with. So I sent that home with my sister-in-law since I know that was her favorite. All the kids ate with no complaints, except CV, but's Big CV's son.....they complain. Plus I have to say that CV (brother) said I put on an excellent spread for Turkey day.....I guess I did me some CV Catering.....hmmmm.....that's catchy! Anyway, I was thankful to be able to spend my holiday with the ones I love and be able to bake and roast all that lovely food for them and now I get to stuff my face with the fabulous left overs! I am so looking forward to a holiday like this again next year! So nice to not have to travel, even though the cooking can be a real pain with all the prep, the reward was all the love put into the cooking for my family and spending that time with them.

After the dinner we all cleaned up and played with all the kids where CV2 showed me how he can pop wheelies on his bike, I was oogled by my nephew CJ which I just adored....little hambone! Pickles and Peanut got to play with CJ and CJR (our friends son...similar initials...crazy!) and we all enjoyed watching all the kids giggle, laugh, squeal and play. An overall great day!