Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Eat Your Turkey!


Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Early tomorrow we're leaving for Iowa for a family gathering and won't be back for a few days. My extended family is loud, funny, and boisterous and the food NEVER disappoints!
My brother is deep frying the turkey after first coating it with an amazing spice rub that caramelizes and becomes more like a crust.
Sister #2 has made the fresh cranberry sauce with fresh AND crystallized ginger and curry.
SIL is bringing her wonderful pies.
Today I'm cooking up a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, honey roasted sweet potatoes with whiskey butter sauce, dips, and pan of bars.
Multiple other relatives will be bringing their specialties - hoping cousin Sarah brings the scalloped oysters!!
The coffee pot won't stop for hours into the afternoon. And the cards for poker and 500 will be flying. I'm sure there will be a nice long walk in the brisk Iowa country air at some point. Makes us ready for more coffee and pie when we return.

Sending my best wishes to all of you for a wonderful holiday
and a great meal with loved ones.

10 comments:

Anita said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving to me. I'm jealous you will be with family. Wishing you safe travels and a wonderful time. I'm so thankful we've become friends.

Anita said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving to me. I'm jealous you will be with family. Wishing you safe travels and a wonderful time. I'm so thankful we've become friends.

SkylersDad said...

Travel safe, and have fun!

Mommy Lisa said...

I love 500 - it makes me miss my Grandma and Grandpa Bye...

You do know my dad is from Scarville, IA - ;)

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Some Guy said...

Happy Thanksgiving, MnMom! Have a great time!

Dr. Monkey said...

Same to ya toots.

Cheesecake Maven said...

Sister #1 will be bringing mince meat pie, pumpkin bread, savory apple casserole, bruschette, and wine, wine, wine. See you in a few hours!!! 9 NO TRUMP!!!

Shan said...

This sounds like my ideal, dream Thanksgiving. I think maybe I'll work on insinuating myself into your family. That said, our home-alone, very quiet Thanksgiving (just the 4 of us! I made a full turkey dinner myself, although I admittedly cheated with a couple of convenience items) was surprisingly refreshing. No screaming children, no skipped naps, no bedtime meltdowns, no fighting cousins/nephews/nieces, no family drama, no space limitations, no 6-hour car ride. Whew! :)

Missy said...

Sounds like you had a woderful day and a wonderful family to be thankful for!

Churlita said...

I hope you had a wonderful, heart attack inducing, Iowa Thanksgiving. I know I did.