We had a lovely Thanksgiving. Man, I needed some time with my brother and dad. Seriously. They got here late Wednesday evening, so Mike and I took Wednesday to get ready for their arrival. We prepped everything for Thanksgiving, so Thursday would be very easy and low key. I think this is the key to Thanksgiving success. We also made sugar cookie dough, which we then used with our new NINJA SHAPED COOKIE CUTTERS. And, yes. They did taste better than Christmas tree or God forbid, circle shaped sugar cookies.
|Non-refrigerated Thanksgiving food- Before|
|Refrigerated Thanksgiving food- Before|
On Thursday, this is what the majority of our day looked like:
The turkey went into the oven at 2pm. We started with stuffed mushrooms and mulled wine around 3pm. There was a rotation of food in and out of the oven and on and off the stove and we ate around 5pm. We had a turkey crown, which I ordered from a farmer at the farmers market, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots and broccoli, Karen's corn pudding, Mike's sausage, apple, and cranberry stuffing, cream rolls, Jen's garden green beans with bacon, whiskey mushroom cream gravy....
|Thanksgiving after cooking|
|Thanksgiving After cooking|
And who can forget?!???! It's not Thanksgiving at the Henrickson household without cranberries with the lines. Will the class never stop?
On Friday, Mike had to work, so Dad, Matt and I went to see Skyfall. One of my favorite moments of the weekend was when we were walking to the metro and Dad was talking about how he got the Blueberry a tiny pink baseball glove (it is obscenely cute). Matt and I started joking about how when we were kids, and we would play wiffleball in the backyard, Dad had all these names for his pitches... Neither of us could EVER hit the "sucker pitch". Then we started talking about watching football the day before and going to see James Bond. Then Matt said, "man, we have a lot to teach the baby."
Our girl is so blessed already.