Monday, November 29, 2010

A Wonderful Thanksgiving!!

GR&DF I hope this finds you all doing well after the long weekend!!

Starting last Wednesday evening after running errands for most of the day - I finished up cleaning the crystal for the Thanksgiving Table -

I found and set out my turkeys - I love my paper turkeys - they add quite a bit of colour !! I usually only haul out my grandmothers crystal for big dinners and Thanksgiving is a "big" dinner in my book - and - I was having my family in so I wanted it all to look nice!! I also hauled out a ton of the flatware and polished that stuff up. The table sparkled so! I knew that my sister was bring two delicious pies - a pumpkin (no snap due to it getting gobbled up really fast!!) and a Marionberry...

If you ever get a chance to taste a pie from Lee Farms - you should as they are really delicious!!!! I also knew that another guest was bringing a delicious ice cream pie so there was no need for me to make any other desert - but I got a wild hair and had to have a cake. So, I got the stuff together....


I also had a nice little mug of the old eggnog, and what is a little extra nog to keep it all festive!!! Here is a snap of the cake ....

It was super easy and went over big time with everyone!! I will post the recipe on BB this week.

Another thing I tried making this year were diner rolls. I do know why but I really have no luck with them... this year was a bit different- I found an easy bread machine recipe and they turned out great - here is a snap of them on the rise...

They got really big but where pretty tasty, if I do say so myself!!

Here we all are sitting down to the first course - Virginia Peanut Soup -

and here is a snap of the table after dinner.........


What a mess!! We where all full and ready for naps!!

This ends part one of the weekend - thanks for stopping by, stop by tomorrow for the second part of the weekend!!

Take care,
edgar

17 comments:

Cindy's Stitching said...

Love the paper turkeys. The pie and cake look good - Yummmm. Glad you had a great weekend.

Maggie O said...

It all looks good and your cake looks scrumptious!!

Sharon said...

It sounds like everyone there made wonderful memories - mission accomplished!!! Beautiful table, beautiful food, beautiful people - :)

Starry-eyed stitcher said...

Good grief - did you eat the flowers too????
Glad to have you back - I've missed reading your blog. Irene

DonnaTN said...

Your table looks lovely with all the shiny crystal and the beautiful roses. The desserts sound yummy. Glad you had a fun day!

Margaret said...

Looks wonderful! What great Thanksgiving pics! Glad you had a good one!

Vicky said...

Love the paper turkeys. Can you please post your dinner roll recipe also over at your other blog, pretty please :)

diamondc said...

Edgar: wow what a beautiful table setting I love antique dinner ware. Your cake looks very yummy I just vidited your cooking blog and will come back again to get your cake recipe.
I love Thanksgiving its so American.
Happy belated Thanksgiving to you and your family.
Blessings
Catherine

Denise said...

I know your table was lovely. It's nice to know that some still use the crystal & silver! Be sure to include all of your recipes on your bake blog.

Peggy Lee said...

Looks like you had a lovely dinner with great company!
Can't wait for the cake recipe...

Anonymous said...

I love those paper turkeys! I remember having some growing up- wish I still had them. The cake looks yummy.Peanut soup? This New Englander has to go goole that! NancyinNY

Sherry :o) said...

Happy Thanksgiving!! Looks sparkely and nice... paper turkeys are cool - I have a couple of paper pumpkins.

Catherine said...

Seems like a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your cake looks scrumptious!

Rachel said...

You had me at Marionberry pie (mmm)

Wonderful gathering, Happy Thanksgiving :o)

Alice said...

Happy Thanksgiving! You make the most luscious looking cakes.

Vonna said...

Gosh darnit Edgar!! Everytime I see all your guest sitting down to the T-day feast, I want to jump in there and eat too :) Not to mention pinch Rico's cheeks...he just always looks so happy :)

Stitchinowl said...

What a pretty table setting! It looks like you all have a wonderful, tasty Thanksgiving. The cake looks yummy.
Carolyn