Our big, official Thanksgiving celebration was delicious, of course. Elliot, his two Mamas, and Annika, his SG (Spiritual Guardian, aka Monkey, or in this post, Turkey) all spent the day cooking, playing and eating. What more is there to be thankful for?!?!
I started the day early getting the pumpkins ready for baking. They made a delicious pumpkin pie, dinner for Elliot (not the pie, just the pumpkin!), and left over puree to be turned into pumpkin bread and muffins.
Once Annika arrived it was all turkey all day. We are very thankful for her premium turkey skills.
But we all know these are the real Turkeys...
After all of the turkeying-around, we sat down to a wonderful meal: turkey, mashed potatoes, rustic stuffing, gravy, green beans, cranberries, and homemade rolls.
And to really enjoy the celebration, we enjoyed a bottle of Uncle Mikey's Dashe 2007 Zinfandel. By far, some of the best wine I've ever had.
Elliot, too, enjoyed a thankful dinner of local, seasonal, homemade pumpkin. He loved it!
And, of course, the celebration wouldn't be complete without some yummy pies. Even Elliot's giraffe got in on some (shout out to Emily, who joined us for pie but never got any pictures taken of her).
So this officially ends Thanksgiving 2009. May all our holidays stretch out as long as this one has. And may all our days be as thankful as the last three have been.