Until this past Monday that is!
My husband works nights, and was working on Thanksgiving, so we were not planning on seeing family. I discussed this with a friend and she also had to work on Thanksgiving and was not seeing family till that following Saturday/Sunday. So, we decided to throw our own, on the Monday before Thanksgiving.
We cooked everything at my place. (Basically, I wanted the amazing smell of thanksgiving to linger around my place.) We split some of the preparation between the few friends who attended, but my friend and I made most of everything in our day long cooking fest. Here are the pics:
|Making the Pie, and the Man of the House taking out the Trash|
|She has such a pretty laugh and smile! :0)|
|And, did I mention? The perfect example of domesticity…she cross-stiches.|
|Does anyone else LOVE the way your hands smell after you cut potatoes?? I do!!|
|Working on homework…Grad school kicks my butt, while watching for the potatoes to boil.|
|Using my Trifle bowl for the first time.|
|And she even made sure the dishes got done…I was definitely okay with putting them off, after all of that cooking.|
In retrospect a picture of everyone would have been nice, but some of the guests were more camera shy. Also, due to this event being dinner during the week, there was not a lot of time to socialize and lounge that is characteristic of Thanksgiving Day, itself. However, definitely went well :0) I hope to do this again in the future.
PS pre-prepared ham (and our friends bringing turkey and corn) is such a win! It meant that we had more time to make the mashed potatoes, rolls, stuffing, pumpkin pie, gravy, chocolate peppermint trifle, and green bean casserole.