Friday, November 27, 2009

Just Thankful

Thanksgiving was a lot of fun! I think the food tastes better when you actually do the cooking. This was my first year cooking and hosting for thanksgiving. I made that sweet pie from scratch! I am not a huge pie fan but that was freaking good ;) Alan said it was the best pie he had ever had...but he may be biased. The fact that I served it to him warm and with a scoop of ice cream may have swayed him as well. The little things on top are suppose to be Christmas trees. It was also my first time cooking a turkey, and that turned out yummy too. (See pictures below)
My sister is thankful for PJ's. She wore them all day! We watched Christmas movies all day and cooked, so she just stayed comfortable. Funny how different we are, I would rather look all cute and she is just chill and like pshhh I'll stay in my pajama's. This time last year she was sick on Thanksgiving and little did we know that she was getting very very sick. I am thankful that she isn't sick anymore! I love this girl.

I think it may be a problem! I obviously know how to spell thanksgiving...but for some reason I rush ahead on holidays. We made "our first Christmas" ornament a couple of years ago and I spelled Christmas wrong on it too (No "t"). My family especially a 16 year old who shall remain unnamed thinks it hilarious.

Meet first turkey. He was a yummy turkey! I usually don't like thanksgiving food that much, but this year was fun. I like cooking, I think this made me like the food better. I brined this turkey! I did some turkey research and made up my own recipe for the brine. Oh the wonders of wiki how. It actually made a huge difference though. There wasn't a dry piece on him. (Oh yeah I know you like my morning hair, ehhh?)

This is him all cooked and ready to go. Of course my first thanksgiving couldn't be without a hiccup. So.... do you see it? behind the orange bowl? It is the sweet potatoes, you know the kind with marshmallows on top? Well apparently marshmallows don't like fan ovens (do you have those in the US?) or something because the marshmallows exploded all over my oven! Luckily they were the last thing I was heating up so I didn't need to cook anything else in my marshmallow oven.
OK here's the Thankful list!
  • I am thankful for being saved!!! First and foremost.
  • I really am thankful for this sanctification process even though it really hurts sometimes.
  • I am so thankful for Alan, that I have a wonderful husband who loves the Lord and it shows.
  • I am thankful for our families
  • I am thankful for my friends new ones in Oxford, and old ones in America. I miss you guys so much!
  • I am thankful for our phone! So I can talk to those old friends! (also facebook, skype, and email)
  • I am thankful it's Christmas time!!!
  • ....and I am thankful that I have to die to myself in order to live for Him!


KV said...

Anna you are always so cute. The food looks so good. We are so thankful for you guys. Happy Thanksgiving!

CD said...

This is like the best post ever!!! I'm thankful for your crate and barrel bowls. I don't think I'll ever get over those things.

The Berthiaume's said...

Cari, I will never get over them either. I love them!!!

The Jackson's said...

The Jackson's are thankful for you!!! We miss you. We are defenitely coming out to your place now that you can cook like that!! It looks like a Food Network commercial. Way to go!!

Christine Rideout said...

The food was delicious!