Thursday, November 24, 2011
happy thanksgiving. i had such a relaxing and enjoyable morning today. i woke up and played ella fitzgerald while baking an apple pie. what can be better than that? the kids all wanted to help cook. the whole family hung out in the kitchen. dahlia helped chop the mushrooms for the wild mushroom gravy while mason sauteed the shallots. miles made his delicious cranberry sauce. i really love it when we all cook together.
we did not host this year so i had plenty of time to relax. it was so nice. we later packed up all the food and brought it to my sister christina's house. miles' mom came with us. christina had the tables set so nice and everything looked perfect. it was a really wonderful meal. my mom cooked the turkey, stuffing, and sweet potatoes. jen and ray brought mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts. susan made spinach dip and crudites for snacking, and christina made a pumpkin cheesecake. even the boys pitched in by bringing a pie. it was fun to have everyone make something. a real group effort. i love having a day devoted to gratitude. thank you to my whole family for making it special.