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Thanksgiving [Nov. 27th, 2014|09:41 pm]
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We were thankful for a beautiful morning, both for the beauty and for the weather that let friends drive safely from their homes to ours.


We were thankful for our friends, who come from distant cities to share this meal, for having a place for them to come, for the bounty they bring of various foods, and for having food ourselves to share with them.

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This was the buffet table -- ham at one end, turkey at the other.  You can see steam rising from the turkey.  Two other dishes weren't on the table yet...setting out the food was still happening.  The gravy boats weren't out yet, for instance.  Here's one--sauted sweet potatoes, apples, with dried cranberries and nuts, right after it came from the kitchen.


We gathered at the table (not everyone's there yet, or in their places.


I don't have a picture of all the desserts, which is a shame, but between this part of the feast and dessert was some cleanup time and a long walk on the land to work off Phase A and make room for PIE.  This was a year of PIE.  We had a lot of PIE.   Most of us took tiny slices of at least three of the six pies plus a slice of cranberry nut bread.


[User Picture]From: galeni
2014-11-28 04:53 am (UTC)
Looks wonderful. And yes, great chairs.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-11-28 04:16 pm (UTC)
I can't believe how many years I hung on to a mix of old folding chairs and old table chairs before finally looking for the kind I needed. These chairs are great--sturdy, comfortable, properly constructed for use by all sizes of people, for squirmers and "rocking-back-ers" and so on. They're so much more practical than dining room chairs of the usual type.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-11-28 04:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I love setting a fancy table, but also like having guests comfortable in whatever they're wearing and free to be casual about the whole thing.

Today will be the first day of "processing leftovers." Only the meats are really processed for the freezer, but having turkey and ham available to make things with is a big help later on.

The other good thing about library chairs--better chairs for less cost than "fashion" chairs in a furniture store.
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[User Picture]From: amm_me
2014-11-28 02:01 pm (UTC)
The table is beautiful!
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-11-29 03:52 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: redvixen
2014-11-28 04:27 pm (UTC)
It looks wonderful and glad it was such a beautiful day. Those chairs are great too. Mmmm, ham. I'm sure everyone had a great time.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-11-28 04:30 pm (UTC)
By all appearances, everyone found enough to enjoy.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-11-29 03:58 am (UTC)
It's possible that I should have cut down on the recipes even more....nawwwww. That's what freezer containers are for.

But if we'd had 16-20, fewer leftovers would exist.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2014-12-12 04:32 am (UTC)
The wedding we went to, and our trip to get there, were both fun -- but G and I both felt a bit sad about missing your party.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2014-12-12 04:52 am (UTC)
We had a lot of fun, as usual, but we did notice your absence. However! God willin' and the crick don't rise, there'll be another year. And a wedding in Santa Fe at that time of year? Wonderful. Don't let missing ours spoil your good memories of that.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2014-12-12 05:06 am (UTC)
We won't. We had a great time at the wedding and it was G's first road trip to the desert and the mountains. He had non-Austin Mexican food, got a pair of moccasins, tried gambling on slots and roulette and convinced the wine server at the wedding dinner that he was over 21. So we made some good memories.
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