Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Andrew and I celebrated our Thanksgiving by enjoying each other's company, watching the news, planning our Black Friday plan of attack and sitting down to a big homecooked meal thanks to my new learned skills in the kitchen.

I took pictures the entire way through my cooking adventure so that I could document it here.  Prepare yourself. :-)

I made the homemade cranberry sauce the night before.  It was so sweet and delicious.
I baked three pies the night before as well. I always bake my friend, Buffy, two pies for holidays.  So I thought we'd split three pies between us and have a variety this year.  I made Key Lime, Pumpkin and Pumpkin cheesecake.

After delivering pies, I started tackling the turkey.  I wish I could have taken a picture of my face.  I still think its amazing I touched something so cold and slimy with my bare hands.

Turkey Seasoning

Leonard was having none of this cooking stuff.

This was Pan's first Thanksgiving so he had to check everything out.

I was so proud (and relieved) once I got our 10 pound bird in the oven.

Fresh cut green beans.

Ambrosia Salad.  Andrew and I decided that this was the star of the show.

So rich and yummy.  I could have eaten the whole thing.

Homemade mashed potatoes!!

My man carving the turkey.  It's a man's job he informed me.  Well, okay...get to it Drew! :-)

So proud of my first Thanksgiving meal.

Andrew relaxing with Leonard after our big meal.

Me and my Leonard. Pure sweetness and love.

I caught him giving Leonard a bite of a biscuit.

Best Thanksgiving yet.  I loved every moment.

1 comment:

  1. I am so impressed, Nicole! I cannot even imagine trying to cook the ENTIRE meal myself. Heaven help! And that turkey...wow! You are quite a woman!!!