Let the dieting (& shopping) begin.

  
We made it.  And have a truck load of my grandma's dishes, tight pants (speaking for myself on this one), a couple of carcasses in the freezer, and the past 3 days of leftover meals to show for it.

And LOTS of memories...
 
{the prep}  
 kids decorating their table (stickers/colored pencils/'butcher' paper); the pre and post turkey prep (see what your hosts have to go through for your eating pleasure???); Grandma's shrimp cocktail

{the tables}
 99 Cents Store [kids] 'port' glasses; artwork from years past; lots of drinking to be had; Grandma's turkey plates and nostalgic candle holders

{the food}
sage buttermilk biscuits; three herb butter; lots of sides (thanks to my mom & her husband!) and dressing; 2 turkeys: 1 smoked/grilled, 1 oven-roasted (our solution to having A LOT of people and 1 oven!)

 
Now I'm off to take advantage of a few cyber-Monday deals- and to print out last weeks' holiday exchange recipes... Cranberry Bread and Apple Sausage Dressing (with that Cornbread recipe I've been waiting for!).  Just because Thanksgiving's over, doesn't mean I can't cook up a delicious dish of dressing- and one that is totally different than our traditional recipe, I might add (that diet will have to wait until next week)... right??

I hope you recovered from enjoyed your holiday!
 

17 comments:

  1. you said it sister--let the dieting begin! feel like i've been on a weeklong binge of dressing, turkey, pumpkin cheesecake, red wine, mashed potatoes, and dirty martinis. i think i may be recovered by tomorrow. i think.

    looks like you had a great holiday! =)

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  2. I'm so jealous! We're celebrating "Thankmas" in 2 weeks because of work/vacation schedules so you can bet I'll be one fat, happy lady then. Although my 53 year old, very conservative mother has decided this year we're having jello shooters as a cocktail. Wha?!

    I'm making the cornbread stuffing tomorrow. It sounds yummy!

    Jenn

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  3. I bet everyone in the US is food hungover today!I know I am.

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  4. Torrie, everything looks absolutely incredible. Those turkeys look perfectly brown and delicious! You must have had a ton of people because that is a LOT of food. And what a cute idea to let the kids decorate their tablecloth! I love that. It's hard to believe Thanksgiving is over and we're on to Christmas now, but I'm so excited about it! I just love this time of year.

    xo
    Valerie

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  5. Ha...I spy a Starbucks cup. It should be a game every few posts! Those turkeys look amazing!!! And I love that you and Gma made all of it together. So special.

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  6. that looks fun! and delicious! and technically you don't have to worry about your tight pants until New Years ;)

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  7. ha ha yes I have recovered and even hit the gym this morning! You are right...let the dieting and shopping begin! And all that food looks amazing. Looks like everyone had a great time helping out!

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  8. Ha ha!...the Starbucks cup! :)

    Your Thanksgiving looks perfect!! I love everything about this!!...and the food looks delish!!

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  9. I totally worked out extra hard today. HA!

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  10. I love it! What a feast! Thanks for your sweet comments and for visiting me. I managed to get my recipe post up today. Better late than never right?
    Best,
    Tina

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  11. love all your thanksgiving photos!

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  12. mmm it all looks so good. thanks for posting those recipes!

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  13. Wow! What a spread! Everything from the decorations to the table settings to the food looks amazing!
    You & your Grandma should be proud!!

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  14. What a lovely post! Glad you had a nice holiday. Love you blog, btw. Be back soon!

    xoxo,
    Dreaming of Palm Trees

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  15. p.s on a cabbage soup cleanse at the moment! We shall see how long this one lasts! :)

    xoxo,
    Dreaming of Palm Trees

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  16. How awesome!! I'm hungry just looking at it! :) Love your blog by the way, I found you through a cup of jo.

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