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Thursday, November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We really did Turkey Day this year. If you are going to do it, do it big, right?

Yesterday, we had a surprise gift of flowers delivered to our door. They were from Dave & Loren, who joined us for the meal today. I had a basket that seemed to fit the selection. Here's how that turned out.

autumn flower arrangement

I also tried my hand at something fun I saw on the internet. Wish I could take credit for thinking it up, but I'm not too proud to copy a good idea.

turkey vegetable platter

At the other end of the table... the serious turkey.

turkey with bacon

The people who joined us are all familiar faces on this blog. Our friend Josh, son Josh, Om, Loren & Dave (from the trail club), and Loretta. It was a pretty good mix of people and there was some lively conversation.

holiday dinner

After we ate ourselves into oblivion we went for a short walk in the winter wonderland. I don't remember when we last got this much snow on Thanksgiving. I had to run the snowblower- that was an hour's job I hadn't planned for the schedule, but I got it done before people came! Om helped a lot with the miscellaneous final preparations and the cleanup!

turkey with bacon

We had two other helpers for cleanup detail too, Cedar and Corkie!

dogs licking platter

An exceptionally fine holiday!

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The Furry Gnome said...

Looks delicious! Love that colourful turkey.

vanilla said...

Beautiful day! Also, perhaps the best use ever for raw vegetables.

Secondary Roads said...

What a nice group. I'm sure you all had a great day giving thanks.

Lin said...

LOVE the veggie turkey--you did a GREAT job on that! Lot of work, I imagine.

That is a lovely bunch--nice size group for a Thanksgiving dinner. Glad you had a good day.

Here in the woods said...

Cedar was in heaven!

Here in the woods said...

Cedar was in heaven!

Ann said...

that vegie turkey is such a cool idea, it turned out great. Looks like you had an all around great day

Unknown said...

Yum! Great to see your smiling faces. I even had turkey in Lima. The gravy is my favorite part.

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