Hey All! I hope that you had a fantastic Thanksgiving. Is anyone doing black Friday today? I’m doing a little shopping with my Mom & Aunt, but nothing major.
We had a great Thanksgiving at my parents. Last minute, I switched up my dessert and made two apple tarts. I used the dough from my apple strudel and a recipe for the apples from Southern Living. The outcome:
When we got to my parents house, we started with a few appetizers. The nice people from Food Buzz and Hickory Farms sent us a gift pack that I thought would be PERFECT for pre-thanksgiving eats (meats, cheeses, mustards, crackers and candies, disclaimer: I received these goodies for free):
This was a GREAT gift pack. I’m considering ordering from Hickory Farms for Christmas. They have lots of great gift packs for around $30. My Mom also put out shrimp and cocktail sauce:
The main cooks, my Mom & Dad:
And now for some of the eats! My FAVORITE part of the meal, the cranberry sauce! We do not cook ours. We grind up the berries in an old school grinder with apples, oranges, walnuts and then add sugar. Amazing:
My butternut squash dish. It may not be pretty, but it is super tasty. And with all the black beans and nuts, its a great vegetarian dish.
And the professional carver in his pink apron:
There was also green bean casserole (made by my Aunt), mashed potatoes, dressing, creamed onions & gravy. Everyone enjoyed their meals.
We took my parents dog, Tedy, for a walk after:
and then sat down for my Mom’s Pumpkin pie and my apple tarts:
After lots of great conversation, Josh and I were exhausted:
I’m so thankful for the time with my family and delicious food. Off to shopping!!