Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving comes around just once (or twice) a year

We packed the pie and a bottle of wine and went off to the Moohoo house to celebrate and give thanks for a great and eventful year. As we left we learned that NCW's granddaughter gave birth today to a healthy 6 pound 7 ounce boy - after a long labor.  The news made the atmosphere much lighter and the food taste better.

The menu was much like the last many years, traditional, filling, delicious. The main course was the big bird roasted in the oven and perfectly turned out. This was taken just before we wrestled it out onto the carving board and before starting on the mashed potatoes and gravy. In the extended menu was a unique recipe for green grape salad(?).

Dinner was about to begin and all looked around to get into the photo - all but the photographer of course.

The cooks and hosts posed in the kitchen before sitting down to the Thanksgiving dinner.

Some of the guests posed before sitting down to the banquet.

No tennis today and we held off on the Christmas shopping, too. Although we drove by Target on the way home and saw there a very full parking lot - people off to a fast start for Black Friday.


Santini said...

Fine looking food, fine looking group. It looks like you all had fun.

I'm glad to hear that the baby arrived and that all is well with NCW's granddaughter and great grand child.

Mrs Smith said...

Great photos of a really special Thanksgiving. Two sets of newlyweds and the introduction of green grape salad.
We had fun.

NCW said...

It was the best Thanksgiving ever, little Jordan Robert Jones' arrival around noon made it very special. I am thankful for being a part of two such wonderful families. The food was delicious and the company was entertaining, a memorable way to spend Thanksgiving.