Friday, November 27, 2009

Celebrated Day of American Bounty


We celebrated Thursday with traditional American Bounty, retelling stories of the Pilgrims and Indians to the kids and counting our blessings! Most of you have already seen the Thanksgiving table set up HERE. But this post is about the yummy goodness of the day!



The holiday kicked off with a surprise delivery of this gorgeous Fall bouquet from my Sweet friend and cousin, Jessica and her family. These flowers delighted me and made my spirit ready for the festivities.


I framed our Dinner Menu as you see here.

This is what the menu reads:


Thanksgiving Menu 2009
Buttermilk-Brined Turkey with Savory Gravy
Green Beans tossed in Mushroom Sauce
Creamed Potatoes Mashed
Ginger-Spiced Cranberry Sauce
Assorted Homemade Pies


5 Cheese Macaroni for the kids

This Cranberry Sauce was made with
Crystallized Ginger making it {extra} delicious!
Nothing beats homemade rolls on Thanksgiving Day...
Apples, Cranberries, fresh herbs, and bread equals
stuffing heaven.

I made the Marbled Pumpkin Cheesecake on the cake plate
and my Mom made the Chocolate Cream Pie and Traditional Pumpkin Pie.

She makes the absolute BEST pie crusts EVER. ;)



After dinner it was time to search the ads
and plan our Black Friday early morning 4am quest
into the madness!

We played games in the afternoon
and the kids had fun with some Christmas kick off treats
from Grandma and Grandpa!


I received this beautiful hostess gift from my Amazing Mom!
...look at the adorable thank you tag!!...
She knows me well, I will LOVE this (Gooseberry Patch!!) book.



Happy Thanksgiving from our Family To Yours!

    
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38 comments:

portatoredichrist said...

Lisa, you are too humble! I have never told you this, but I am not a huge thanksgiving dinner eater. For twenty some years I have eaten large amounts of OK food on this November holiday... Not this year! The turkey was by far the best I've ever had. The green beans are one of tasting foods I have tasted. Ever. The potatoes were just how I like them. Your macaroni & cheese is the first I have had that I preferred to what comes out of the blue box. This is the only stuffing I've had that I ate more than one bite (yes really), and the rolls were up to the usual Lisa standard of roll perfection. Even the appetizers were so yummy that if dinner wasn't so perfect, I could have walked away satisfied. Now that I've made myself hungry again thinking about it, I hope you realize what a high standard you have set for next year!

-1610

Kathleen Grace said...

Everything looks and sounds wonderful Lisa! I am so glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I hope you got everything you went for at the black friday sales:>)

Kristen Andrews said...

wow looks amazing! btw did you get your necklace?

Rebecca said...

Your dinner looks sooo good!

Jenny said...

Everything looks delicious and memory making.

laterg8r said...

what a feast - so wonderful, love the gift your mom gave you too :D

Erin @ Domestic Adventure said...

Yum! Looks like you had a fantastic meal and a fun time!

The DIY Show Off said...

You did a fantastic job hosting - I wish I was there! The food looks soooo good! What a wonderful day! Your boys are just so cute!

I hope you're having a great weekend! :)

Roeshel

Beth@The Stories of A to Z said...

Looks fantastic! Glad you enjoyed the time with your family.

Controlling My Chaos said...

Oh man, you made me hungry all over again. Aren't you going to share some of those recipes with us? They look to die for!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Your boys are just so cute! What precious little angels you have there!!!

Everything you do always looks so perfect and I like the idea of the fresh fruit with the tortilla wedges. Can you maybe do a tutorial on these? I'd love to learn! :)

YOu asked about the Daily Bread pillows ... I don't have any left, however I can make one up for you. Do you want the twine to hang it or one with no hanging option. Just let me know. Just drop me an email at sweetcottagedreams1@comcast.net

thank you and have a sweet weekend!

xo
becky

Miss Mustard Seed said...

The flowers are gorgeous, the food looks yummy, and it looks like a fun time. That was awesome of you to make a mac & cheese for the kids. I probably would've taken a spoonful as well.

christi said...

yummy!! what is your recipe for fruit salsa? it looks amazing and i think it might be perfect to serve at this baby shower i am hosting.

Clueless_Mama said...

I can't figure out where you find the time to do all that you do with 3 kiddos?? You are amazing! What little dolls they are too. I wish I could manage my time like you. Glad you had a great Thanksgiving:)

b. said...

you will never know how much i want this food... my mouth is watering!!!

your boys are so cute!

Ramsey Revell said...

LOVE your blog! Your Thanksgiving looks so yummy. I've been sitting here reading like half of your posts. You are so creative and we share so many of the same thoughts and opinions! I will def be following your blog. Thank you for visiting me at The Closet Crafter!
Love from Ramsey

Becca said...

Now that's a Thanksgiving feast! Your boys look so nice in their sweaters. What a bunch of cuties!

Dorey said...

Yum! Everything looks so great! I love that your mom brought you a hostess gift, my mother taught me to never go to a party without a gift! I especially miss her at this time of year and it's nice to see another mother and daughter that share that closeness. =)

Leanne said...

Awwwww, you're boys are so cute. It sounds like you had a wonderful day and the food looks so yummy. I love Thanksgiving and that we can take the time to spend a wonderful meal and day with loved ones. I was lucky this year because I had 2 Thanksgiving celebrations. Oh and I love the framed menu, I need to remember to do that next year.

Tracey said...

Oh, my, I'm getting hungry again!! The food looks wonderful! What a thoughtful gift and lovely bouquet.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You're dishes looked delicious! Your boys look adorable ~ that's a picture to frame. Hope you've recovered from Black Friday and got some great deals. I stay home, myself. I use that day to start my Christmas decorating

sweetpicklesandchocolate said...

Yum, I'm hungry for it all over again! What awesome gifts too the flowers and book-just wonderful thoughfulness! My mother in law brought us a full tin of homemade peanut butter balls, delicious every year! And what cute boys too, they don't look at all mischevious! LOL

Dena

Michelle said...

Your boys are adorable and that food looks fabulous!

Sutffing with cranberries and applesauce looks delicious, along with everything else.

The flowers were also a sweet surprise.

Looks like you guys had a great Thanksgiving!

Clau! said...

Nice blog you got here ;)

Saludos,
Clau!
http://clobyclau.blogspot.com/

birthday girl said...

wow- yum! what a fun celebration you guys had!

Jenny said...

It looks like you all had a yummy and lovely Thanksgiving! That 5 Cheese Macaroni looks delicious. Do you have a recipe for it?

Jerri said...

Great menu! Everything looks wonderful!

Kristin said...

No shock that your Thanksgiving looked amazing!

Jennifer Juniper said...

Yum! You're making me want this meal all over again and we JUST finished the leftovers!

Judy@cutest-little-things said...

Lisa you captured your special day PERFECTLY! I love the photos! What a sweet way to remember it all!

I'm so jealous about the book! I love Gooseberry Patch books!

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

WOW that looked incredible!! Makes me hungry...

Room to Inspire said...

Looks like an amazing Thanksgiving! Everything looks wonderful.

Chelsea

Heidi @ Blue Eyed Blessings said...

Everything looks delicious! I'm so glad to hear that you had a great Thanksgiving! Such a cute picture of the boys!

Mandi and Rob said...

Your dinner looked tasty and pretty!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

What handsome boys you have!
I read your menu and I just have one question....can I come next year??!!

Deanna said...

Your Boys are so precious!

God Bless,
d from HomeHaven

Liz said...

Hi!

Wow, your boys are so handsome, I love this picture. (They could all be models, each and every one of them!) =) What a great looking family you have. Your dinner looked *so* wonderful. Thanks for sharing!

Oh, and thank you so much for the sweet comments on my girl's. *smile*

XOXO,
Liz

Cherry said...

Linking up after you at Tasty Tuesday - looks like you had a lovely dinner! Your food looks beautiful, as well as tasty. Wondering where you got the stuffing recipe - looks great!