Thursday, November 26, 2009


We are grateful this Thanksgiving to have 'the perfect child' and 'the perfect daughter-in-law' fly in from San Francisco to spend time with us.

I nearly breached security in a rush to greet them as they exited security at the Greenville, SC airport last night.

Their flight was a little late so we had time to get into the holiday spirit and enjoy the lobby's decorations.

This poinsettia tree, made up of individual potted plants was stunning. Above it flew numerous (what looked to be) stainless steel geese sculptures.

There were dressed in Santa style hats and scarves....adorable!

Never in our 40+ years of marriage has our grill been covered on Thanksgiving.....therefore documentation was required. We've never prepared a turkey in the oven.....ever.....instead we ALWAYS cooked it outdoors.

This year, we decided to take advantage of a great BBQ restaurant in the area that offered a variety of prepared food items for Turkey Day. 'The husband' has had his ups and downs this month with some health issues so our plan was to reduce the work to allow more time with the kids.

Today.......we will be dining on Cajun deep fried turkey........

Along with cornbread stuffing..... This actually doesn't look too appetizing here.....but I can assure you it's delicious....of course we snuck a taste. The appearance will improve once it's baked.

In addition to these treats.....we will be having Jalapeno cranberry sauce purchased from the same restaurant. I've rounded it out by making, acorn squash, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, the ever popular green bean casserole, and pies..... french silk for the chocolate lovers and pecan in keeping with tradition.

All our activities of course will be worked around the football schedule........ And we couldn't be happier that the Packers will be playing Detroit around noon. Thanksgiving Day of my youth was always spent with family members huddled around the TV watching this annual rivalry.

I'm also thankful for you my friends......wishing you a Happy Turkey Day........gobble, gobble.....


Robbie said...

Enjoy your time with family!! It is so special and the turkey looks great! Oh, we'll be watching the game as well but we're rooting for the Lions!

Anita Heady Fiber Arts, LLC said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary!

Kelly said...

Yes, the turkey was delicious, but not nearly as delicious as the usual green egg turkey or your stuffing. Thanks for hosting us!