part 1: the cooking
[mom whipping up the pumpkin pie]
[vanessa overseeing shaun making rolls]
[me chopping stuff for stuffing]
[dad reading while the rest of us work!]
we literally cook all day, & we rarely get dinner on the table at the intended time! so i was prepared this year with snacks to tide us over till turkey time! [homemade apple butter with homemade bread, "bites of fall" - roasted vegetable tartlets, cheese ball with crackers, & pumpkin spice candied almonds.]
part 2: the eating
[the table set & ready]
[mom's place setting]
what's for dinner: turkey with gravy, cornbread dressing, cranberry relish, jalpeno-corn casserole, crescent rolls, green bean bundles, & glazed sweet potatoes.
[a bountiful & colorful plate!]
[zorra begging pretty please]
part 3: the resting
[the massey clan squished all together!]
there are no other pictures of this because we were plum tuckered out!
part 4: the eating, round 2
we had pecan pie, chocolate pie, buttermilk pie, & pumpkin pie. yummo!
it was so much fun having my family visit & hosting my first ever thanksgiving! cooking with my sister & mom is on my list of all-time favorite activities, & *thankfully* i had the oven so we could enjoy this!
next week, i'll share with you our absolute favorite massey holiday tradition, which we always do the saturday after thanksgiving...