Still Full

November 25, 2010 marked the 26th Thanksgiving of my lifetime.

And the 26th time I stuffed myself full of thanks and giving to the point of ridiculousness.

Thank goodness I planned ahead and wore a dress, which alleviated the need for a zipper and button.

Because I would’ve bust that for sure.

Unfortunately, in my bug-eyed state over the huge spread we produced, I forgot to take a picture of my dinner plate.  That’s probably a good thing, though, because it was nothing short of gluttonous.

I guess that’s what happens when you spend 7 hours prepping food the night before Thanksgiving.  You come up with a whole lotta goodness.

Here’s what we served:

Turkey (21 pounder, baby) and gravy
Stuffing (good, old-fashioned and simple)
Mashed potatoes (or “mash the tables”, as my 3 year old nephew calls them)
Mashed rutabagas
Homemade orange-lime-cranberry sauce
Green bean casserole
Roasted veggies
Homemade sweet potato gnocchi

And a killer appetizer spread of fruit and cheese, bacon wrapped dates and cocktail shrimp:

And for dessert:

Apple pie
Pumpkin pie
Blueberry cobbler

I took a few days off of pretty much everything (including surfing them internets) to celebrate and enjoy my family.

And then I took another day to take care of all the things that needed taking care of once I realized that real life had resumed.

One of my favorite things about Thanksgiving is that there are only a few more weeks until more holidays!  Of course that means that I will now commence to pull whole sections of hair out of my head while I frantically search for the perfect presents for everyone on my Christmas list.

Nope, I don’t put too much pressure on myself at all.  That would be madness.

Good thing there are massive turkey sandwiches to get me through it.

Lots of turkey sandwiches.

11 thoughts on “Still Full

  1. I only have one more present to buy. I was ON IT this year. Usually I the scrambler at the store at 4 pm on Christmas Eve.

    Now, wrapping, on the other hand…I hate.

  2. I am glad you were feeling better and got to enjoy Thanksgiving! Amy at Second City Randomness told me you were doing Insanity now. I just started it and am loving it! Just thought I would stop by and see how you were liking it…it appears as though you like it too! Anyway, love the Thanksgiving recap and I hope you have a great day!

  3. I wish I would have taken leftovers. I’m so dense sometimes.

    Your spread looks and sounds delicious!

  4. since i did all the cooking this year, that by the time dinner rolled around on thanksgiving, i was so tired, i couldn’t even enjoy everything…but i sure did try!

    Your spread looks amazing!!!

    good luck with the shopping 🙂


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