I've been meaning to post about Thanksgiving for a while now...but we bought a wii and we've spent a little bit too much time practicing our Tiger Woods golfing... :)
So after much deliberation we decided to spend Thanksgiving in Massachusetts since I just started a new job and currently have no vacation time. BUT lucky for us we didn't have to spend thanksgiving all by our lonesome...we had the privledge of spending it with the Slyman's and a bunch of other wonderful people from church!!
So Sarah and I planned a menu and we were each going to cook separately on Wednesday night at our respective homes...until she called Wednesday morning saying that she had hurt her neck at an exercise class the night before. So we changed plans and went over to cook with Patrick and Sarah all Wednesday night. We peeled and chopped and made things like cranberry sauce and washed dishes so that everything would be prepped and ready for the next day. Silly me forgot my camera so I have no photos from that...but we had a great time. Minus the time i decided to stick my hand on the 375 degree oven and burn two of my knuckles so bad that I literally almost fainted...WHOOPS! oh well...
So then we left around 10 to go home and sleep so we could wake up and go back and start preparing around 10 the next morning. There was sweet potato bread pudding to make and corn muffins to bake:
and potatoes that needed mashing:
Mmm there's nothing like cooking a big feast for a ton of people...it was just so very enjoyable!
And since everyone in my family loves food so much I suppose I should include some of the tasty treats that we prepared...
green bean casserole:
sweet potato bread pudding:
butternut squash risotto
So those are the dishes that we made all together...and then other people brought delicious treats and we had far far far too much food...but that's what thanksgiving is partly about, right?
The other more important part is being able to spend time with people that we care about. We felt so blessed to be able to spend the day with people from our church family. Even though we couldn't go home, it was just so great to be here and have it feel like home.
Here are a few more shots from the day:
So that was our day. It was full of friends and fun and lots of cooking! It was a great way to spend Thanksgiving and we are continually thankful for everything that is happening in our lives right now! God is so good to us.