On Wednesday we cooked a turkey and had all the fixings with Julia, Josh, Sarah, Kat, and friends Diane and Reuel. We were joined at the last minute by David, Holly, Arora, and Ender, so it was a lively party! However, David and Holly and kids had to leave before dessert, as the meal was stretching into little ones' bedtimes. Too bad, because Diane had brought homemade angel food cake to serve with strawberries and whipped cream, along with the pumpkin pie we had on hand.
So on Thursday we had a repeat performance--freshly cooked turkey, more gravy, mashed potatoes, yams, stuffing, and all the other goodies. Holly brought her amazing apple pie, pumpkin cake, and molasses cookies with pumpkin dip, and this time we were able to relax and enjoy the full meal, including dessert, together.
For both Thanksgiving celebrations, we enjoyed a game together afterwards. On Wednesday we played the kids' favorite, "Hit the Deck" card game, and on Thursday we played "Cranium" with David and Holly.
David and Holly with Arora and Ender.
Happy Thanksgiving 2010!