Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thankful, thankful

Wednesday night was for pies.

I helped with the pecan and the pumpkin pies, so I only got a shot of the apple pie being made.

I helped with the consumption of the pumpkin and pecan pies, so I can't tell you that it was delicious. There wasn't any left for me to eat for breakfast on Friday morning. So I guess I can tell you that it was delicious. Even though I didn't get so much as a bite.

See the plates? The plates were a special guest at dinner. My Aunt Marie bought these plates (30some place settings! Plus accessories!) at an estate sale just a few weeks before she died. Grandma and my mom hauled them out of her basement for the occasion.

Aren't they cute? It was fun to have a little of Aunt Marie present at the dinner table.

I was sitting on the couch with my cousin, Paul. I spilled water on us. He was not happy.

Check out that (very small portion of our) spread! I honestly think that it was one of our best Thanksgiving dinners ever, though I cannot explain why. Everything just tasted SO GOOD.

Emma insisted on making a raspberry pie. "I'm going to do it all by myself, start to finish." (You'd think she was a stubborn toddler, no?) I have no idea where the idea of a raspberry pie came from, as we've never had one on Thanksgiving before, but I must say, it was a tasty addition.

I let Ellie out. I look out the window. She's climbed on to the picnic table on the deck and is peering through the kitchen window at me. I think she was trying to get a glimpse of the turkey.

And that is it, my friends. Thanksgiving at my house. Pies and puppies and puddles on the couch.

You're all invited next year.


doahleigh said...

I love that you had a raspberry pie. I always want a berry pie at Thanksgiving because I don't like pumpkin and I'm only so-so on apple. I made a cherry pie once, but nobody else ate it. Lame.

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