Friday, November 28, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

On my menu: turkey, stuffing w/ bacon,apples,sage, and caramelized onions, creamed corn, mashed potatoes, spinach salad w/ avocado,bacon, and pomegranate, homemade rolls, chocolate cream pie and pumpkin pie.

I know it's silly, but I wanted to document my first Thanksgiving meal...who knows when it will happen again? :)

Carve it up honey!

Carson being silly at the table.

Mmmm yummy homemade rolls are Logan's favorite!

The boys enjoying the 1st Star Wars movie after their big meal.

In the 11 years that Weston and I have been married we've only missed going home to Oregon for Thanksgiving on two other occasions. The first time was when we were living in Ft. Worth, TX and I wasn't able to get time off from my ultrasound externship. That year was quite depressing as we ending up going out to eat for turkey day...I don't recommend that! The next time was right after we moved to MN and I was 8 months pregnant with Logan and couldn't fly. Luckily that year our friends Ryan and Kelly took pity on my "lack of cooking skills" and invited us over. Kelly let me off easy with just a salad!:) Which brings me to this year. With the economy the way it is we just didn't feel right about spending 2 grand on plane tickets to head home, so I prepared my own Thanksgiving feast for the 1st time ever! It was just the 4 of us which was nice, because there was no stress or pressure in case things didn't turn out that well! Luckily for my family my skills in the kitchen have improved some in the last 11 years. I'm proud to say that everything on my menu turn out just how I'd planned...yay for me!:) It turns out I can cook after all...who knew! There is just something about roasting a turkey that is very intimidating you're 1st time. We missed our families a ton this year, but I'm glad I had this opportunity to "provide" for my little family. I'm even more impressed with my mother-in-law who always hosts every year for no less than 30 people! I have a long ways to go before I'll be up to that level! Now that I've had this experience I hope we are able to make it to Oregon next year! Some things are just better left to the experts (ex. my mom-in-law!)


Nicole said...

Your Thanksgiving meal looks great!I think cooking Turkey is scary too, but rolls and pies are my downfall.

Anne said...

I ALWAYS knew you were a fabulous cook! Glad it worked out!

Kelly and Jill Burk said...

You Rock Angie! One of these days it will be our turn to cook and host Thanksgiving. Haven't yet, but after 10 years our time is coming up.