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