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A Fun Thanksgiving 2010

Florida Grillin GirlFlorida Grillin Girl Posts: 4,410
edited 10:10AM in EggHead Forum
My brother Jeff and his wife Kim hosted Thanksgiving for the 14 in our family.

First off, a family tradition for over 30 years - Ted Peters smoked mullet spread:

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Don't forget the hot sauce:

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21 pounder cooked in 4 1/2 hours:

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I cooked a stuffed pumpkin at home and finished it on his egg, along with jalepeno dressing:

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The pumpkin was stuffed with granny smith apples, onion, 1 clove garlic, and stale cornbread, half and half, fresh thyme. You scrape into the inside of the pumpkin when dishing it out. It got good reviews.

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We had a record 10 side dishes this year:
Mashed Potato Casserole
Pineapple Casserole
Green Bean Casserole
Stuffed Pumpkin
Jalepeno Dressing
Cheesy Vegetable Casserole
Sweet Potatoe Puree
Homemade Applesauce
Corn Casserole
I can't remember the other one!

Plated:
But forgot the fresh cranberry sauce on the plate~

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The family - no the children are not drinking wine, they are drinking sparkling cider!

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My brother Jeff and the clean plate club:

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Let the contests begin! My SIL arm wrestling her daughter- the mom won!

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The grandparents can still touch their toes:

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The dog thinks we are all nuts:

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The cutest thing of all was this card my youngest niece made for me for Thanksgiving:

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She got it right!

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It was a great Thanksgiving.
Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!

Comments

  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Faith, Stuffed pumpkin....great idea and it looks really great! I'm stealing that! ;)
    Looks like a great time with the family. Love that card!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Great post Faith. ;) You have a nice size family. Your brother Jeff looks like the guy in the TV show Homes on Homes. I could not tell who was the mom on the arm wrestling contest and I wish I could touch my toes. Beautiful husky. Blessings to you all. Tim & Cindy
  • 2Fategghead2Fategghead Posts: 9,623
    Oh yea almost forgot you have a sharp niece. B)
  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Love it Faith,,, cute card
  • Looks like a fun family and a fun time. Love the games, esp the grandparents touching their toes. :laugh:

    Do you have recipes for the pineapple casserole and the cheesy vegie casserole?
  • dhuffjrdhuffjr Posts: 3,182
    Awesome card! The food looks good too. I made the pineapple casserole yesterday myself. We liked it too. We'll being doing this one again. Thanks for the idea!
  • Gwen, here's the pineapple casserole recipe I posted the other day:

    http://www.eggheadforum.com/index.php?option=com_simpleboard&func=view&id=1002045&catid=1#

    Rose's Vegetables Recipe - we have been making this side dish for so long, we can't remember who Rose is!!
    My sister makes it every year, we think it tastes best when she makes it!

    Rose's Vegetables

    2 10 oz. packages frozen mixed vegetables (I use fresh veggies when i make it)
    1/4 - 1/3 stick butter
    1 can cream of chicken
    1 16 oz. bag shredded cheddar cheese
    1 bag Pepperidge Farms herb seasones stuffing crumbs

    Mix melted butter and soup. Add cheese and let melt slightly. Pour drained cooked vegetables into buttered casserole and pour mixture over. Sprinkle with herbed stuffing crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 1/2 hour - 45 minutes.
    Happily egging on my original large BGE since 1996... now the owner of 6 eggs. Call me crazy, everyone else does!
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Looks like you have a wonderful day - the card from your neice is priceless! :)
  • Faith,

    You are always an inspiration. Thanks. :)
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • pattikakepattikake Posts: 1,175
    everything looks wonderful great job. glad you had a good time.

    Patti
    Wichita, KS
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    Faith,

    Thanks for sharing your family's day! What fun. Love the stuffed pumpkin and the smoked mullet spread.
  • Faith,

    Great pics. Teriffic looking bird. Say hey to SMP for me and tell him he needs to get to the gym B)

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • Hi FGG
    Ted Peter's....Ward's Seafood you mentioned a week or so ago? You must be Pinellas County FGG?
    Nice pic's as usual! Hope you all had a Happy T-Day as it looks like you did!
    Keep Grillin & Chillin!
    BGE'er since 1996 Large BGE 1996, Small BGE 1996, Mini BGE 1997
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