Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving Revisited

We had our big turkey dinner today at my son and daughter-in-law's house. Big Guy had to work Friday and Saturday, so on Thanksgiving Day, we had my aunt and uncle over for dinner and had ham, and today was our big turkey day instead!! KT's mom cooks the turkey, dressing, potatoes and pies. Big Guy deep fries a second turkey, and I bring corn casserole, green bean casserole, sweet potatoes, squash, and cranberry apple salad. It's quite a spread. This is Big Guy getting ready to carve his deep fried turkey.

And here's a close-up of the turkey. He's been doing this for 3 or 4 years, and I think this is the best one yet. He doesn't know if he'll do it next year ... the peanut oil for the turkey fryer was $65.00. For that much money, we might as well buy prime rib!!
We had a wonderful time, tinged with a bit of sadness. Some good friends of KT's family who have joined us for the past few years were absent. The husband of one of the couples passed away this week. He had been ill for quite a while and it was not unexpected, but we missed him in our gathering and we all raised a toast to his memory. My aunt and uncle were also absent, as my uncle was not feeling well. He's 81 and had surgery on his foot recently. He's probably been spending too much time on it, and it was bothering him today, so they decided to stay home.
Last night, after dinner, I curled up on the couch and watched Lord of the Rings, for probably the 10th time!! I was looking for something I could work on while I watched TV, so I grabbed my Warm Up America Afghan that I knitted last winter. I still have a few yarn ends to weave in, but other than that, I got all the rows joined, and it's done. It will be nice to curl up in this winter when the really cold weather comes. It's made from Lion Brand Homespun yarn, and I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

This is the Christmas tree skirt, all finished and ready to take to KT. I washed it last night and it all crinkled up just beautifully. I gave it to her today, and she loved it!!

Yesterday I worked on piecing the blocks for my Bali Pop quilt for the Poet and his fiance. I got all 35 blocks done. Now I just need to work on the layout and put the top together. I'll get some pictures when I get it all laid out.
Tomorrow is a work day for us, so our holiday is over. Tonight, I'm watching the second Lord of the Rings movie and just enjoying my evening. I hope you all enjoy yours too.


Shari said...

I've never heard of deep-frying a whole bird, let alone a chicken. Wow. It had better tasted real good at that price! The afghan looks so warm and cuddly and the tree skirt came up a treat. A good setting for the blocks.
Cheers Shari

Shari said...

Oops! I did mean turkey.

Sara said...

The oil cost how much! That is just insane!! Prices are way out of line...

But, it's tradition - and I know that you enjoyed it all. Talk about a lot of food!!!

The afghan looks so comfy!!

And, you tree skirt turned out great!!!

Needled Mom said...

We, too, had our Thanksgiving last night. Leftovers for dinner tonight...yeah!!!!

My son did the deep fat fried turkey a few years back and it was delicious. All the hot oil scares me a bit with the little ones about so we haven't done one lately. My mouth is watering just looking at yours. But $65 for the oil...oh my, that was an expensive bird!

I'll bet that afghan is toasty warm as well. I love curling up under ours.

The tree skirt looks great. Makes me want to do one for my tree.