Thursday, November 27, 2008

Our Two-Turkey Feast!

Gobble, Gobble...

(or should I say - oink, oink?)

Today we prepared TWO turkey dinners... TWO. (Insane!) We had all the trimmings - green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, stuffing, mashed potatoes, corn, cranberries, bread...... EVERYTHING. TWICE! We even had pumpkin pie.

We did round one for lunch, and round two for dinner. I'm not sure my kitchen has ever worked this hard. From 6:45 am (when the first turkey went in) until 10:30 pm when the last dish was cleaned, there was always something happening in the kitchen.

You're probably wondering WHY - -well, honestly there was a method to the madness. We did round one at noon because Brandon had to work this evening. He had to be to work by 2:00 pm, and we didn't want him to miss out on a yummy Thanksgiving dinner. The only option was to have the "dinner" prepared early enough for him to eat, too. Of course, eating at noon meant that everyone would be hungry again in time for dinner... and what better way to use up all the leftover side dishes than to prepare a second turkey??

Each year our Thanksgiving party seems to grow and grow. This year we were joined by a couple of Michael's friends - Mark and Sarah. Kaitlin was in a spectacular mood today - (which made things a lot of fun) and Zoey was as chill as always. And of course, our two-turkey feast wouldn't have been the same without Uncle Kevin, and Grandma and Grandpa Nincey.

We hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! We are so thankful for all of our friends and family!


mom! said...

And I'm thankful for you, Kaitlin, Zoey, Brandon, and the family that Brandon "inherited" by marrying you, but most of all....I'm thankful for your WONDERFUL blog!

Dad and Diane said...

Looks like it was a long day of food and football. Glad Kaitlin was at the top of her game!!! We missed you guys for sure.