Thanksgiving Wrap-up

27 Nov

We made it back home safe and sound after a lovely trip in Boston. Thanksgiving was one of the most delicious I have ever had with more food than one can imagine.

My husband and I were in charge of baking the turkey which ended with great success- a crowd favorite! After the dry brine was rinsed off we buttered the skin generously, added some salt and fresh herbs. We then filled the bottom of the pan with chicken broth and chopped veggies and into the oven for 6.5 hours! We basted it every 20 min and the end result was fantastic.

buttered up

sage, rosemary and thyme (sorry no parsley:)

basting

final result!

 As my first Thanksgiving as an official part of the W family, it was one to be cherished and remembered. The house was beautiful and the tables looked fabulous with beautiful flower arrangements of hydrangeas, iris, roses and cabbage roses placed in elegant mercury glass vases.

The day was filled with family and friends, love and laughter, old and young. I had the pleasure of sitting at the “kids table” and was thoroughly entertained the whole time.

"Thanksgiving tastes like scrumptious apple pie with caramel sauce. Thanksgiving smells like out of this world stuffing. Thanksgiving feels like very very happy feelings."

patiently waiting for food at the kids table

the "grown-up" table

My thanksgiving plate, yum yum!

Green beans, brussel sprouts, two types of sweet potatoes, wild rice and mushroom stuffing, turkey, cranberry sauce and coleslaw- WOW!

Great trip, wonderful Thanksgiving but happy to be back home just in time to start advent celebrations and get into the Christmas spirit.

Happy first Sunday of Advent!

/brita

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4 Responses to “Thanksgiving Wrap-up”

  1. Amy November 27, 2011 at 16:10 #

    I loved this. So glad I can read alon with you! xoxo

    • brita November 27, 2011 at 18:20 #

      thanks amy. it’s a new endeavor but we are having fun. i’ll have to make a link to your blog (which i love).

  2. Elsa November 27, 2011 at 14:03 #

    Looks like a wonderful Thanksgiving, happy to see those pics. Love!

  3. Marie November 27, 2011 at 13:34 #

    Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving with us. What a lovely event, captured and presented beautifully and with love.

    Now “light on candle on the wreath all made of holly green, for rocks and stones and shining bones, one candle can be seen.”

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