On Michael's side the family is a lot smaller and we always have it at his parents' house. Thanksgiving day we were at his parents' house & Michael fried a turkey. He usually does it every year for my side of the family, but since this year we were doing ham instead of turkey I told him he HAD to do one when we went to his parents' house - they're just so full of flavor and so juicy and they cook in a fraction of the time as opposed to roasting them.
So...get ready for picture overload now!!
In goes the bird!
I made a four cheese and bacon mac 'n cheese this year...was so yummy I made a second one to take up to East Texas.
Out comes the bird...let's eat!
I'm no baker...so Oreo balls are right up my alley! I made a couple batches this year, half regular Oreo and the other half peppermint Oreo. So good!
Rosco had the best seat in the house!
On to East Texas...my sisters, aunt and mother sewing. My sister Donna got a sewing machine from my mother and is going to learn to sew now!
Because it rained most of the time we were up there, the kids played indoors more than out...though the boys didn't mind the rain, of course!
We had to make them come in to dry off and warm up a few times!
Our table was blessed!
Do you get to color on your table at home?
Cozying up by the fire!
Me with my siblings and our mom.
My sister had us playing funny games after dinner!
When it got later some of us headed to my niece's house (she lives in Winsboro, but has a weekend house in Broaddus) to play cards and let the kids play some more. I spied on the boys and found this...
The grown ups all played, too.
It was a good Thanksgiving...today I'm off to recharge! Michael is at work, the kids are at school - so I'm catching up on laundry from the weekend and cooking for the week. Being out for Thanksgiving I got off my meal prep routine, so today I'm getting back on track. I've got cauliflower fried "rice", roasted sweet potatoes with rosemary, roasted broccoli and cauliflower, spaghetti squash with spinach, and stir fry Napa cabbage with chicken. I am set for the week!! I do have to get out today to get an oil change, but other than that I really don't plan on leaving the house!!! Holiday for Hanna! LOL