Thanksgiving at Our Home

We had a rare treasure - a Thanksgiving all by ourselves. As much as we love having people over for Thanksgiving or going someplace else, it's an especially nice treat to work together as a family to prepare our special meal. The children helped with meal preparations and decorations and that is always a precious time together.

Our decorations always start with these little figurines I made probably in 1992:

Next, we have our favorite menu items - not necessarily ones that I had growing up, but ones collected from the various places we have lived during our 20+ years of marriage. Here's our favorite sweet potato casserole from my friend Martha in Georgia:

Dh always does the bird and stuffing and there are always little "helpers" gathered around testing samples.

Hugs are always a pleasant interruption. The pies can wait one more minute in the oven.

What it looks like at our dinner table minus baby and 19-yr old picture taker.

And we topped it off with pies. This year we had pumpkin and pecan pies. The pecan pie was especially good. I revised my favorite recipe by adding just a bit of semi-sweet chocolate chips. I think we have a new favorite.

We have much to be thankful for. Thank you, God for all your blessings to us! We hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your loved ones.

shizzknits  – (11/24/2006 9:24 PM)  

Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. :)

Roberta  – (11/24/2006 11:44 PM)  

I agree, sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving. Your little figures are darling.

DrakeNStarrsmom –   – (11/26/2006 9:49 PM)  

I just have to have the recipe for that pecan pie!! Looks soooo yummy!

Brandie  – (11/26/2006 10:31 PM)  

Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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