I hope you and you and your loved ones had a blessed Thanksgiving. It was a busy day for me, but a wonderful day. I set my alarm for 6:00 a.m. and the first thing on the agenda was to bake the yeast rolls that had been rising over night.
The next thing was to get the dressing mixed and into the crockpot. I made the cornbread and cubed it to dry along with white bread cubes on Wednesday, so it was ready for preparation yesterday morning. After the dressing was cooking, I got the two boneless turkey breasts in oven. Together they weighed almost 9 lbs. - enough to feed our group of 15 for dinner at our son's house. Sweet potatoes and cranberry relish were made on Wednesday.
I wanted to try something new this year for the younger children - Rice Krispie Drumsticks. They were a bit of a challenge for my first attempt, but turned out good and were a tasty treat.
My hubby said they looked like trees instead of a drumstick, but you could tell the white chocolate covered pretzel rod was supposed to be a bone, and the finished project was a turkey drumstick.
We left our house a few minutes before noon to transport the food to our son Steve's house. Sharon, his wife, made several side dishes to go with the food I prepared, and my daughter made the apple and pumpkin pies.
At 1:00 o'clock we all joined hands in a circle and sang the Doxology for our blessing. Then we enjoyed the bounty of God's faithful blessings. No one went hungry that's for sure.
Brooke and Sharon
Brianna and Brooke
Lori and Dave
~ Juliette ~
~ Jerry, the Patriarch ~
John, Tiffany and Evie
Steve, Sharon's parents, and a man from church.
After dinner we played games, watched football, ate dessert, and took more pictures. Jeremy and his family joined us later in the afternoon after they spent some time with Samantha's family.
Our clan began with Jerry and me
Daughter Lori and husband Dave
Lori's daughter, Tiffany, her husband, John, and their two little girls, Evie and Juliette
Steve, Sharon, Brianna and Brooke
Jeremy, Samantha, Isabella, Landon and Ellie
Jerry and me with the two great-grands, Evie and Juliette
The Barkey clan minus Lori's other two grown kids, Brandon and Marissa
Today was a quiet, restful day. I won't even tell you what time I got up this morning! There was no black Friday shopping in crowded stores, and we enjoyed yummy leftovers. It was a great family Thanksgiving with SO many blessings to thank God for. The doxology says it best: "Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow..."