|The star of the show - the turkey.|
And the most wonderfully distracting thing was reading the galley copy of my nephew and his writing partner's combined efforts (known by the name Lex Thomas) debut young adult novel titled Quaranteen.The book is scheduled for publication on April 24, 2012 by Egmont USA.
My nephew is also an artist - you can check out his art here.
I took the galley of the book home after Thanksgiving dinner and could not put it down.
As in, I nodded off at 4am despite my desperate attempt to fight off sleep because I just had to know what was coming next!
After two hours of sleep, I woke up and kept reading - with a great book I am just that way - can't stop reading it till I get to the end:-)
While I am reveling in a great feeling of joy for my nephew (and his writing partner's) great accomplishment - I will get back to pictures of the Thanksgiving feast:
|My contribution to the appetizers: Asparagus with a creme fraiche, lemon and pesto dipping sauce and a mustard, non-fat yogurt and pepper dipping sauce.|
|The cheese plate|
|My sister's amazing bruschetta appetizer(you can find the recipe here).|
The other side dishes:
|My contribution to the side dishes - Carrots with butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts.|
There were many other things I did not take pictures of - such as the stuffing - I get over-excited about the stuffing and, yes, it is my favorite.
My sister makes it exactly like my mom did so the huge dish she placed on the table was empty after about 10 minutes.
And this is for the rest of you because y'all know how much I like sweet things:
|Mini lemon tarts with sour cream and raspberries.|
What everyone else also enjoyed for dessert:
|Starting from the bottom and going clockwise: Chocolate pie, another chocolate pie, ginger bread, pumpkin pie and apple pie.|