Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving

Our family shared such a nice thanksgivng day... we woke up to our kids at 6:15 (ok, maybe that isn't so great) calling out mamma and daddy..they came running into our room and jumped in bed with us. We all got up a few minutes later and I made pancakes for the kids and bagel sandwiches for Sean and me. I spent the morning finishing up the laundry, sorting out baby clothes, and cleaning up the house while Sean finished painting the nursery (I painted half of it on Tuesday and by the time I was done my back was killing me and I had had enough).

The color is just perfect...so girly. I got that great shabby chic armoire from my parents when they rearranged their bedroom this past week...the timing was perfect.

After Brody naped we packed up the car and headed for my brother's house for thanksgiving dinner. Here is what was on the menu...

Appetizers of hot apple cider, cheese, crackers, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins and pumpkin soup with apple/cranberry relish served with cinnamon sugar toast (I make this EVERY year per everyone's request... so I thought I would share the recipes here. This recipe is where I get the soup and toast from http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Cream-of-Pumpkin-Soup/Detail.aspx, and I took the relish from this recipe http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/rachael-ray/pumpkin-soup-with-chili-cran-apple-relish-recipe/index.html ) ENJOY!!

Dinner was turkey breast (rubbed down with a butter sage...it makes my mouth water thinking of it), mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green bean casserole, flaky buttery biscuits, cranberry/pineapple/apple jello sauce and a delicious sweet potato casserole.

Our dessert spread was spectacular! We had french vanilla coffee and hot apple cider with chocolate pecan pie, pumpkin bars, pumpkin bread, ice cream and cream cheese/caramel/toffee apple dip (Here is the recipe for the apple dip! Mix 2, 8 oz packages of softened cream cheese with 1 cup powdered sugar and 1 tsp vanilla. Spread into a large pie plate (you could use a smaller casserole dish if you didn't have a pie plate), pour caramel sauce over the top, and sprinkle with a crushed up toffee bar. Serve with sliced apples).

My only regret is that I didn't take pictures of any of our food...

Hope you (my friends and family) all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day as well. I have so much to be thankful for and I am glad we have such a special day dedicated to helping us stop and remember what is truly important in our lives!

xoxo

nikki

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I LOVE the soft pink color of your baby room walls. It looks perfect! The furniture is beautiful too! She is going to be so cozy in there.
Amy

Anonymous said...

yummy!