Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving in Tucson



Around our Thanksgiving Table.
 Eric's arm, Laurie, Debra, Mike, Robin, Dan, Bill, Mary, Jenn, Don, JP and Amy taking the picture.
  Thanksgiving is just about our favorite holiday.  An abundance of food, drink, friends, toasts, hugs and laughter.  Plus, no gifts to agonise over.  What's not to love?

This was the first year we celebrated Thanksgiving in our new home in Tucson. The menu was excellent!

Hor d'oeuvres:
Cheese and vegies with assorted dips, baked brie, sweet potato puffs.  Thanks to JP and Laurie!

Entree:
Turkey cooked on the bbq, chorizo dressing, cheesy potatoes, mashed potatoes, brussel sprouts with bacon, homemade cranberry sauce, sweet potato biscuits, poblano gravy, and rolls.

Desserts:
JP's delicious Lemon cake, pecan pie, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, apple/cranberry crumble pie by Jenn, and pink stuff. (This is just a fruit salad with whipped cream, except the whipped cream had a dash of red coloring added.)

Drinks:
Kir Royales,  Korbel's Blanc de Noir champagne, and a wide selection of beers.  We had wine to open for dinner, but the wine drinkers just kept drinking the champage, myself included!

 There were 12 for dinner, including 4 newbies;  folks who wanted somewhere to spend Thanksgiving.  Bill and I started this tradition 35 years ago when we had all the people we knew who had no family close by, to come for dinner.  It has continued, now being carried on by our daughter and son-in-law.  This is truly something to be thankful for.

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