Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving 2011

It was a wonderful celebration and day of thanks.  We started celebrating last night when all the kiddos were at home...Ally home from college....Kayla staying over...Zack had Bernadette come over and I cooked for the troops...we had some laughs sharing Zack's baby stories and enjoyed Modern Family and Parenthood (on DVR of course)...I thought to myself...I am so in my happy place...everyone home...I am feeding them and we are laughing...laughing...laughing

This morning we started our day with the Windham Turkey Trot...awesome way to start the holiday...quality fam time...fresh air...great exercise...with our Windham peeps.  The DiPrimas as always were awesome, letting us park at their house...and it was so nice to see them on this holiday and have some laughs...again so grateful we met them!

Here is our fam picture that Alice took for us!

and this is a pic I took of them and their friends...missing from photo is their son CJ who was waiting for his buddy...we did get to see him to say hello before we took off though!


and here is Chuck modeling his 2011 Turkey Trot Tee...he absolutely kills me!


After the trot, we reluctantly bid the kiddos farewell so they could go join their mom and her boyfriend and families for dinner up in Sunapee.  We got ready and headed to Mimi and Papa's in Stoneham for an Epic Thanksgiving.  I don't know if we have ever eaten more and everything was simply delicious!

We started with appetizers with some wine: My warm blue cheese and bacon dip, Mimi's warmed brie with cranberry chutney and Mimi's famous stuffed mushrooms

Then our first course was: Mimi's homemade pumpkin soup and wild green salad with cranberries and goat cheese

The big kahuna (Thanksgiving Dinner) included all of these wonderful components:
Roasted Turkey, Traditional Bread Stuffing, Brioche Stuffin Muffin Cups, French Pork Stuffing, Green Beans, Squash, Sweet Potato and Pecan Bake, Butternut Squash Souffle, Candied Corn, Peas and Mushrooms, Mimi's Onions and Cream Sauce, Auntie's Vegetarian Stuffing, Uncle's Cheese and Nut Loaf, Rolls, Croissants and Mimi's Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Wait...that wasn't it!

What was for dessert you ask?

Mimi's Lemon Meringue Pie, Mimi's Cheddar Maple Apple Pie, Colossal Cookies, Molasses Cookies, and Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls

Yep...Food Coma....and the cleanses shall begin!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!!






















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