Another Thanksgiving done!

The table before

The table before

‘Twas the day after Thanksgiving and all through the house, the stink of old turkey smelled like a dead mouse.

Time to light up that gingerbread candle! (Seriously, maybe two!)

Have you ever noticed how the kitchen smells the next day? It’s like that yesterday’s fireplace smell or maybe wet dog.

Yesterday was good. The weather cooperated. Starbucks was open. The beloved husband’s football team won. Morgan was her usual star, running, dancing and prancing for company. The other cats slept through most of the day.

My Starbucks sits on mall property. Today I drove through the black Friday crowd to get my mocha. It wasn’t too bad but I was on the early side — no, not 1 a.m. early but around 8 a.m. early. The parking lot was full but people were in the stores and not driving recklessly around the lot.  (Have you ever noticed how people drive in parking lots? DO NOT to take their parking spot or you may be dead!)

Here are some pictures from our day.

Hazel and Morgan at play. You'll notice that Hazel is laying down and Morgan is doing all the playing.

Hazel and Morgan at play. You’ll notice that Hazel is laying down and Morgan is doing all the playing. This is prior to company coming. Morgan: Come’on, you can do it. Just get up, willya?

My brother is carving the turkey. There is a little of his almost empty wine glass showing....

My brother is carving the turkey with his empty wine glass showing. He always carves better with wine.

As the day went on, Morgan reverted to her hunting. Morgan: Get away! There is a nice birdie just outside this door. I can get him if I only slide the door open.

As the day went on, Morgan reverted to her hunting.
Morgan: Get away! There is a nice birdie just outside this door. I can get him if I can slide the door open. Thumbs! I need thumbs!

(No explanation needed for this one!) Jake: Listen Cupcake, get that camera outta here! I'm snoozing before the big game!

Jake: Listen Cupcake, get that camera outta here! I’m snoozing before the big game!

 Hope you all had a great day!

 

25 thoughts on “Another Thanksgiving done!

  1. Sorry I am a bit late in seeing/reading this, but have been a tad distracted the past couple days! Just want to say, your table did look beautiful! Glad you all enjoyed the day.
    P.S. I don’t actually know what mince meat pie is!!!!!

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  2. M and I spent a lovely day with our two youngest sons and their families and friends…17 of us for the afternoon and evening. We took a 20 lb.ham (delish); the others brought all kinds of things…oyster corn, turkey w/all the trimmings and then? Desserts from sugar-free cheesecake done up w/strawberries, pumpkin pies, pecan pies and pecan pie cookies. One of our grandsons loves to cook and gave us some homemade apple-butter. He also tested his latest ‘drink’ concoction which tasted delish but beware of its’ kick…woo!
    Our beautiful Gibby (cat) is fully recovered and acting ready for more holidays…and we don’t do Black Friday’s ever…oh brother!
    Your décor looks so beautiful; and your brother is on the ball…wine with almost anything is the way to go. Hugs to you!

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  3. We want to a friend’s house so they did most of the work. I do miss having leftovers and, most of all, a carcass to make soup from. Maybe we’ll make our own turkey dinner for two in a few weeks so I can make soup afterwards. I use my mother’s recipe so it brings back such wonderful memories.

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    • I have a temperature probe that requires you to turn on the alarm (how dumb is that? why else would you use it?). I forgot to turn the alarm on and by the time I checked, it was about 8 degrees over the desired temperature. Everyone said it was wonderful. For me it was slight bit dry especially today.

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