Friday, November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving Weekend Everyone!


















This was my biggest Thanksgiving ever! We hosted 17 yesterday and it was successful! I feel so blessed and grateful for the family I have....it was so nice to be able to share this holiday with my extended family and Rob's family..there is nothing like it!

We took turns going around and telling everyone what we were thankful for this year...Auntie Mar also made beautiful name tags for everyone (one of her specialties) and my mom slept over the night before so we had some great laughs (and cocktails of course) as we prepped for the big day!

We ended the night with a vicious game of Trivial Prosciutto (as we say in Italian ...of course the team that Aunty Mar was on won...did you expect anything else?? ;)

Yes...still working on downloading the pix but I will finish by giving you a glimpse of our menu for now!

Cocktail Hour:
Pomegranate Champagne Cocktails- Holly
Stuffed Mushrooms- Mum
Date Nut Cheese Ball and Crackers- Mum

Dinner:
2 Turkeys (we did one and Grammy did the other) (The baste I do consists of orange juice, honey and butter- Grammy does a more traditional turkey where she stuffs the center with fresh herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme)

Bread Stuffing- Holly

French Pork Stuffing- Grammy

Cranberry Sauce

Manchego Red Skinned Mashed Potatoes- Holly ala Rachel Ray

Green Beans with Shallots and Bacon- Holly

Marshmallow, Pecan Streusel Topped Sweet Potatoes- Holly

Onions and Cream Sauce- Mum

Corn- Auntie Mar

Peas- Auntie Mar

Cornbread- Auntie Mar

Mashed Squash- Rob

Dessert:
Pumpkin Toffee Pie- Mum
Apple Pie- Rob
Carmel Cheesecake- Grammy
Various Candied Caramel Apples, Pumpkin and Mudslide Fudge- Holly (thanks to Rocky Mountain Chocolate Company)

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