The Bag Lady's Thanksgiving dinner went very well.
She managed to take a few photos during the preparations, but when it came time for the carving and final preparation, the camera was forgotten. Can you believe she forgot to take a picture of the turkey!? But she will share a few of the photos that she did manage to take:
Making the cranberry sauce early in the morning:
The turkey is in the(table-top) roaster:
Grandma's home-made buns:
Apple pie (there was home-made pumpkin pie, too, that one of the grandma's brought, but the Bag Lady didn't get a picture of it!):
The Bag Lady decided that one apple pie wasn't enough, so she made up a dessert. She called it Lemon Surprise recipe is in the comment section (it turned out so well that her brother-in-law ate the last piece straight out of the dish, claiming it would save on cleaning another plate! The Bag Lady could almost have put the dish straight back into the cupboard, he did such a good job of cleaning it up!):
Surprise Spread Appetizer (can you tell the dish is shaped like a turkey?):
Here's what's left of the ham after the meal:
Odd-ball potato from the Bag Lady's garden:
Relaxing after the meal - playing a game called "Sequence":
There were 18 people for dinner, and everyone seemed quite happy with the meal. The Bag Lady loves big family gatherings!
The Bag Lady's niece brought gin and tonic to drink, and graciously shared with the Bag Lady. This morning, the Bag Lady is happy to report that she is probably safe from malaria for many, many years to come! (Luckily, though, she doesn't have a headache!) Thanks, Linds! It was delicious!
Now she has to finish cleaning up her kitchen, and later in the day she and the Rancher are going to the home of some friends of theirs to do this all over again!! Yum.