Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkeyday Recap

Even though the title suggests otherwise, we had ham instead of turkey this year. We do like turkey, but Philip and Catherine were headed to her parents later in the day for turkey, so we decided to have ham instead. We had a bit of an eclectic menu including the ham, cheese potatoes, coleslaw salad, fruit salad, ham and cheese quiche, dinner rolls, veggie tray, pumpkin pie and an incredibly yummy chocolate and vanilla marble cake (cheesecake). Amazing that I pulled it off, but everything was ready at the same time -- I love it when a plan comes together like that! Also had a delightful white wine (white goes with ham, right??) Really, I think it goes with anything to tell the truth, don't you?? :)

Ooops -- did I have too much wine? I forgot to take my apron off for the picture!

Before dinner, Maddy challenged the guys to a series of checkers games to determine who is the reigning checkers champion. Can you guess who it is?? Yes, it's Maddy. She beat Philip and Connor in a number of matches very easily.

Later, Maddy and I carried on an old Thanksgiving tradition -- we went to the movies!! We saw Bolt -- a very good movie. Ok, I admit I snoozed a teensy bit during the movie. Actually I missed a key part, but still enjoyed the movie and could answer most of M's questions afterwards.

I ordered this darling "milkmaid frock" for Maddy after seeing it on another blog. Isn't it adorable? And look how excited she is below hearing that we are going to see Bolt!

And now the long weekend, some shopping and some holiday craftwork begins.

Enjoy your weekend!


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Your Thanksgiving spread sounded wonderful....I always like eclectic....and I always like are right, it goes with anything!!

Cute pics of your that you were still wearing the apron....and love M's milkmaid frock...adorable!!

Enjoy your weekend:)


PS. We never made it to the cape...that is why I am blogging...sigh:(

Missy said...

Hey there lady! Your family pictures were adorable (apron and all : ) You deserved to drink too much wine, you did a lot of cooking...can you tell, I love a good excuse to drink wine? : )

Maddy is so beautiful and is always so radiant. I know she brings a lot of laughter to your home.

Glad you had a great Thanksgiving!

Lisa said...

It looks like you had a great turkey day...even if you had ham! And yes, I think white wine goes with anything, hee hee!

I love Maddy's dress, its adorable and she looks so cute in it! I loved the family pictures too! You have a beautiful family.

Jodee Leader said...

Jan -- It sounds like you had a fun Thanksgiving Day! I love the family pictures. Maddy's new dress is just adorable.

Enjoy your long weekend! We might head to Paint Yourself Silly tomorrow!

Lisa said...

I love the family pictues!! I agree that white wine goes with everything! (And doesn't get your mouth purple!!)

Michelle said...

What a beautiful family!! Thanks for the tip on Bolt. That's on our list, but it's always nice to have a personal review beforehand.

Chris and Deb said...

you are too funny Jan....maybe not too much wine for the apron....but perhaps for the movie! I certainly was ready for a nap after a big meal and wine! Maddy's apron dress is adorable!!

Jennifer said...

I love your family photo! Sounds like a great Thanksgiving dinner.

I love Maddy Milkmaid frock!! I just got a pattern to make a dress just like that. Hoping to try to make one for Katie soon.

Have a great weekend!


Kim said...

Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving! Great pictures! Love Maddie's dress!

Sandy Toes said...

OH my are like Half Gaelic..where do you shop for your daughter's clothes..just too cute!

Glad your turkey day was a success!
-sandy toes
p.s. you are cute in your apron!

Felicia said...

What a beautiful family you have. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving...and I too love Miss M's milkmaid frock.

Bridget said...

Looks and sounds like a great Thanksgiving - and you all look adorable in your family pictures (apron and all:)! Maddy's dress is too cute!! glad you had a great day!

- Bridget

Kerry said...

Sounds like a perfect family Thanksgiving. Your photos are lovely- a beautiful family. Love the photos you post with Maddy and her big brothers- just so touching.

We saw bolt on Saturday too- I missed bits and pieces- not from sleeping- (although that sounds so peaceful) my Maddie was up/down/over/yelling dogdee!!! Movies with an 18 month old not as peaceful.


Erin said...

Happy Thanksgiving... you really cooked up a feast! Maddie's dress is just adorable.

Lori said...

Haha, the apron looks cute in the picture! I did the same thing...I sat down to eat with my apron on until Ethan mentioned it. Perhaps I drank more than I cooked with? :)