Friday, December 3, 2010

thanksgiving. so much to be thankful for.

i'm posting a little backwards.....christmas and now thanksgiving...but i wanted to share thanksgiving!  :)

the girls were super helpful preparing the feast....some people snap their beans.  we cut.  you can also see the ingredients for grandma great's famous creamed corn, which i will be sharing at the end of this post.


wisking.....

mashing......
 checking PW's amazing sweet potato recipe...making sure i've got it right.

dubs.  he's just cute. :)

oh glory.  look at that tom.  perfectly glazed and stuffed.  mmmmmm.  my mom and dad prepared this bird and brought it over.

really.  this is what its all about.  always.

oh let the carving begin.... i think my dad has worn that same apron for every thanksgiving i can remember!


ah...the table is set!  we added one fold away table to the end of our main table.


hank and his little cousin sat at this little table.  they are such best little friends :)

almost ready!

nana and dancy led devotions before we ate.

moving right along and skipping over the cleaning of dishes.... game time!  one of many rounds of blokus.

after dinner wine and games as we move on through the day.....

round two!  you know...pull out all the leftovers.  make turkey buns.  the other side of the family came over to join us and catch phrase followed.... with speed scrabble to round out the evening..

it was so fun to laugh with family.  meet new friends.  share traditions.  

give thanks to the Lord for He is good.  His love endures forever.  Psalm 136:1


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grandma great's famous creamed corn

2 cans creamed corn
1 can regular corn (drained)
2 eggs
1/4 C. milk
1 1/4 sleeves Ritz crackers, crushed

mix all ingredients, reserving 1/4 sleeve of crackers.  bake, covered at 275 (yes 275) for 2 hours in a round casserole dish.  add a mixture of 1/4 sleeve crushed crackers and melted butter to the top the last 15 minutes.

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9 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time! I made that same recipe for sweet potatoes from PW. My husband and son couldn't get enough of it!

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  2. your home looks wonderful, the food delicious and the family fun...priceless!~

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  3. Girl you have a beautiful family and home! Cherish them, as I know you do.

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  4. what a special day you had with your family. your home is just gorgeous :)

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  5. What a fun day! Wine and games sounds like a fun tradition and so does skipping the dish cleaning!

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  6. I love how the children help, just lovely! Rachaelxo

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  7. I have never posted on your blog before but wanted you to know that I really enjoy it and find so much inspiration from it. Thank you so much for the list of books for children and the other sources you have posted about. I have done quite a bit of shopping at timberdoodle and grace and truth books.. all thanks to you.

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  8. How wonderful! My family calls the great-grandparents Grandma and Grandpa-Great also. I love it!!

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  9. Wow! Those pictures look like they're from a magazine! Your home photographs beautifully. I love the one of the whole group cooking in the kitchen. Lisa~

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