Thursday, November 26, 2009

Our First Thanksgiving at "Home"

Well, this isn't our first Thanksgiving in Waco, and it isn't our first Thanksgiving away from family, but it is our first Thanksgiving hosting people at our house. It is our first Thanksgiving being the "adults" who "have people over." It was odd, but strangely fulfilling.

We had Dianna and Dave over for dinner today (meaning lunch for those of you who didn't grow up in a highly-agricultural area of the country). I was pretty happy about my Thanksgiving fare. Check out the menu below.

Spatchcocked turkey
Cheesy Hashbrown Casserole
Grandma Petersen's Dressing
Chocolate Heath Pie

And Dianna brought yummy Green Bean Casserole. It was a great meal!
As a side note, there were a few moments when I was cleaning and spatchcocking the turkey that I seriously considered becoming a vegetarian. I am pretty sure that Marc just laughed off most of my comments, "YOU'RE THE ONE WHO WANTED TURKEY!" being one of them.
However, in the end the taste of the meat was too good to deny.
Happy Thanksgiving to everyone! Know that you are loved.


The Bullards said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Carrie and Marc! We, too, hosted some folks for dinner (one American girl and 4 Brits!). A few of the Brits had never had pumpkin pie, sweet potatoes, dressing, or green bean casserole!! Poor, deprived nation. :) J/K. Okay, off to bed. Hope you are having/had a fun day!! Oh, and I am totally with you on the meat issue... I would have been just as happy or happier without the turkey!! I have to admit, I really didn't even like buying the thing, much less cleaning/cooking/carving it! :)

Anonymous said...

Loved the pictures! It sounds like you had a very successful and yummy dinner. The pie looked awesome. Did you take a picture of the turkey?
We love you, too.
Mom and Dad :-)

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