Friday, November 23, 2007

Our Thanksgiving Celebration

We had a great time yesterday. Someone was supposed to come clean the house in preparation for our guests, but when she didn't arrive by 9:30 am, I knew I was on my own. I once did house cleaning for a living, so I ripped through the place and was finished cleaning by 12:30. Then I started cooking. Our first guest arrived in the middle of an aqua cerro, and he was soaked! As folks arrived we all enjoyed hors d'oeuvres and drinks and conversation. When dinner was ready we all shared something for which we were grateful and then I followed up with the collect for Thanksgiving. Then we moved to the big table for dinner. We had turkey and stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, a big honking salad, two kinds of cranberry relish, cornbread, and chana dahl. For desert we had pumpkin pie, cherry cheesecake, and cookies. We had lots of wine, and sodas for those who don't drink. Chompita helped everyone with the hors d'oeuvres and dinner. Tía Sue and the Maduros helped clean up, and everyone was gone by 8:30, so the Lovely Mona and I collapsed and enjoyed an episode of Black Adder the Third. A fine Thanksgiving, indeed!


The family room

The table

The turkey

Lizzie, Tía Sue, and Janet

Joyce and Padre

Latisha

Eric and Bert

Keith

The Table is Spread

Dinner!

Dessert!

1 comment:

FranIAm said...

Well that looked like una fiesta grande! And now I know who I can turn to for housekeeping advice.

When I read the name Tia Sue, I realized it was time for me to reveal something to you Padre. Now it is a secret so don't go blabbing it around. That is why I am telling you in this private forum. hahahaha I am so funny...

La esposa de mi sobrino es de Ecuador. Ellos tienen a 3 hijos, todos los que hablan español. Estos niños toda llamada mí Tia Paquita y ahora el nombre ha esparcido a otras partes de la familia.

¿Quizá debo reagrupar mi blog? ¿PaquitaYoSoy?

Happy Thanksgiving a day late but no less sincere.

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