Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful for Food and Fun

These past few days have been quite relaxing, full of fun and a lot of delicious food! I am thankful for this time to take a break and also spend a little more time in the kitchen!

We started preparations on Wednesday morning. Here, I'm making bread for sandwiches while Mary Khris rolls the balls of "Molasses Crinkles" cookies.

That afternoon, we had an assembly going for pies. I made the pie crust while Lydia made blueberry and apple pies and Mary Khris made pumpkin and chocolate pecan. Delicious!

There was always a lot of dishes to wash! We worked together, but Jubilee did a lot for her day on Wednesday.

Thursday morning was spent making all of the traditional Thanksgiving food. With Mom, Mary Khris and I working (and Lydia and Jubilee helping as needed), it went quickly! We made turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, gravy, cranberry sauce, and kressant rolls.

We had a family from church over for the meal, so we totaled 11 people, but it was still less than we've had in years past, so we overestimated how much food we needed. But, we've had nice leftovers and as a result haven't needed to cook today!

Being the family that we are, we've also played many games, which always provides family fellowship and fun. We've taken walks, watched movies, looked at pictures, and just talked.

I'm thankful for all of the fun memories! It has truly been a wonderful and refreshing break.


~Miss Zara~ said...

I pray that your thanksgiving was blessed.

Sister in prayer said...

Glad you had a happy Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

It looks delicious! Aren't leftovers great? We even made new "leftovers" to complete our meals the day after Thanksgiving. We will be eating turkey, dressing, and rolls for a while, I think! Happy Thanksgiving (week)!

Miriam Rebekah said...

I miss playing all the games...almost everyone here was rather apathetic after we ate.

I'm definitely going to get my gaming in during Christmas break.

Anna Naomi said...

Miriam: We didn't play quite as many games as in years past... Jubilee gets irked when we all just sit around and talk! :) We've still fit quite a few in, however.

Thank you all for the Thanksgiving wishes! I agree, Elizabeth - leftovers are great, especially after cooking so much! Right now, turkey soup is simmering on the stove, ready for lunch.

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