We had Thanksgiving at our house for the first time this year and everyone had a great time! It was Jason & I, my mom, Karen, Patrick, Susan, Roland, and Matt.
First, my favorite part - the table!
A close up of the napkin, with the chocolate leaf "favor" that I made for everyone.
Just a neat angle of the table.
The Felts family always deep fries the turkey, so that's what we did as well. The night before we injected it with strained italian dressing, white wine, and then rubbed it all down with Tony's Seasoning. Then on Thanksgiving, before putting it into the fryer, the guys tied its legs together.
Then came the fun part! The guys all sat outside (in freezing weather!) and fried the turkey - while enjoying some beverages and cigars.
At various points, the ladies took a break from the inside cooking (and munching!) and joined them.
The turkey, ready to be carved! After they were done frying it, we let it sit for about 45 minutes to develop the flavors even more.
Carving was a family event ...
And now for the rest of the food. In this picture, starting at the top, there was a relish tray, green bean and corn casserole, sweet potato puffs, deviled eggs, jello/pretzel salad, stuffing, turkey, gravy, and rolls.
But that wasn't all! Here (again starting at the top) there is macaroni and cheese, broccoli casserole, creamy mashed potato bake, and peas.
For dessert we had pecan pie and a caramel apple layer cake. It's the first cake that I've ever made from scratch and I think it turned out pretty well!
After dinner we laid around, watched tv, looked at the ads, and took some naps. Before the Colts game started we also played a few games on the Wii and Catchphrase. Then we watched the Colts win and headed to bed!
What a day!