Thursday, November 26, 2015

Thanksgiving 2015

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

The girls wanted to do it themselves so we just sat back and let them take the reins.  

Okay obviously not, but they enjoyed helping!  I love how Clara is on tip toes to see inside that bowl.

We've adopted a tradition of making fried oysters as an appetizer/lunch on Thanksgiving.  Apparently oysters are traditional fare on this holiday in some parts of the country, and we want to be like them!  They are available already shucked in the grocery store for the holidays.  They are expensive, but what better way to celebrate a food holiday with special and pricey food?  

Look at Grace bravely handling those raw oysters!

Even Clara tried them and said she liked them!

She is super picky these days.  She chooses to get down from the table after only a couple bites quite often.  This meal was no exception, but we were happy that she gave it a couple tries and seemed to enjoy it.  She is exercising her two year old attitude every chance she gets!

Grace loved them again this year and ate a ton!

Yay family time!

The family shot!  We made our usual fare:  Nut loaf, artichoke stuffing, mashed garlic potatoes, mushroom gravy and roasted brussel sprouts.  I adore each and every dish we make and we look forward to eating it all for days and days!  Grace loved helping me choose the table settings and set the table.

We made a beautiful meal, but I should have touched up my make up for the picture.  Looking a little rough there, obviously from slaving away!  Next time I'll factor in some cosmetic prep before the picture.

There was much anticipation for the pie!

We made pumpkin apple pie, which I'm sure sounds weird and gross to you all but it is actually quite wonderful.  Grace helped a lot of course!

I'm going to leave you with a video that pretty much describes life in our house these days.  Enjoy, and I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


  1. Those oysters look yummy! A wonderful family tradition.

  2. Too cool. Sounds like a perfect day!

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! Looks like you guys killed it once again! All those dishes look and sound amazing. (And no make-up touch-up're always beautiful!)

  4. Such a warm and lovely family holiday! I love your traditions.