My Thanksgiving 2011

 

Happy Black Friday! We did all of our shopping late last night so we are sleeping in today (I types this post Thursday night.) I hope you ate lots of turkey and made lots of memories with your family and friends. My Thanksgiving was a bit different than years past, but Bobby and I had a fun time making new memories.

We started the day off bright and early with a 6:00 am wake up call for our Turkey Trot. I SERIOUSLY considered turning off the alarm, but I knew the hardest part would be getting out of the bed so I got up anyway and am glad that I did! I will post more about the Turkey Trot in it’s own race recap, but here is a picture from the morning:

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We got home about 10:00, and I immediately started getting busy cooking in the kitchen. I had DVRed the parade, so I watched it while I cooked.

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Intently watching the parade.

Since it was just going to be the two of us, we didn’t want to cook a whole turkey, so when we saw Honey Baked Ham had a special little meal you could buy where you could get ham, turkey, and two sides, (they threw in some rolls, too) we jumped on it. All I had to make was twice baked potatoes, green beans, almond iced tea, and a pumpkin pie.

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We still had to cook the sides in the oven along with all the other things I had made, and this was one of those days I wished I had two ovens. It took a lot longer than I anticipated to get everything ready so we were starving by time it was all ready at 1:00.

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Food, why aren’t you done!

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Captain Mickey entertained us while we waited.

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Getting delirious from hunger.

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Bobby insisted on holding the can upside down since the “bottom” said “open other side.”

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The girls may or may not have gotten a good bit of people food today…

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My first pumpkin pie!

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A lot of food for two people.

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Notice Bella sitting in my chair, like a person, ready to eat.

We sat, we ate, we tried not to go into food comas, so we took the girls on a long walk. It was the most gorgeous day, sunny, about 73 degrees. Perfect. Then it was football, naps, and late night shopping. More on that later, too.

I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving and remembered all the things you have to be thankful for. Happy Thanksgiving from the Montgomery’s!

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QOTD: What was your favorite food you ate yesterday?

*Last day to enter my Gymboss interval timer giveaway!

Comments

  1. I love how picture perfect your table is! My parents got us a Breville toaster oven that is also a convection oven for our wedding – it is a LIFE SAVER at holidays because we can use it as a normal oven. It’s small but it’s great for pies and such. My favorites from yesterday was the bourbon spiced-pecan pie I made and cornbread dressing!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving!
    Favorite food from yesterday? Crawfish cornbread dressing – YUM!

  3. Looks like you two had a fabulous day! It sure is hard cooking for just two people, especially for big holidays. Since I’m a vegetarian, we just bought two turkey thighs and I made those for my husband. Favorite food from yesterday? I made a new kind of pie – sweet potato, apple, and cranberry pie with maple glazed walnut topping! It turned out to be great!

  4. Looks like a great thanksgivng! Congrats on your first pumpkin pie. :)

    My fav.? hmmm I do love stuffing and my mom made some kind of corn casserole yesterday that was pretty darn good.

  5. It’s all too cute!! :0) The food looks yummy, too!
    Guess what? Madalynn and Bella have the same Cookie Taster shirt! :0) LOL

  6. Aww looks like you guys had a great Thanksgiving. I love that you still had a big feast even with just the two of you. It’s so good to celebrate! :)

  7. Your meal looked great! Since I’m living/working on a ship, I really miss the opportunity to cook all my favorites. The restaurant had pumpkin cheesecake instead of pumpkin pie. It was good – but your pie looked better to me!

  8. Great Thanksgiving post Heather! Looks like you guys had a perfect day!

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