Saturday, November 26, 2011


Saturday, November 26 – Another wonderful, fun-filled Thanksgiving. While Carrie and Marsha were hard at work in the kitchen, the boys played Corn Hole in the driveway. This is Carrie's one roommate, Nick, and Paul, showing off his great tossing form. After both teams had to go back to 11 seven different times, Paul's team finally hit 21 on the nose.


Is this considered "too many cooks in the kitchen?"


We actually had two turkeys this year. The first one was smoked…we won't go into the why Carrie had to run out an buy another turkey…on Thanksgiving morning at that. Let's just say it had to do with the smoker, a little grease flame-up and very dry grass. Although most of the turkey could be saved (only lost the wings), it was VERY YUMMMMMY!  Darn near burned the house down too….YIKES!!!  This was a smoker, outside, – not a deep fryer!

Carrie cooked the second turkey the traditional way. She does not put the stuffing in her bird, but does put lots of yummy vegetables in to give it a delicious taste.


Here is our hostess waiting for her guests.


Everyone brought awesome food, drinks and laughter to the Thanksgiving table.


What a wonderful group of young adults. We play the role of their mom and dad each Thanksgiving.


It is a tradition that Nick and Paul serve on the dish-washing crew.


Hope your Thanksgiving was a delightful as our was.

On Saturday, Carrie and Marsha did their marathon cookie baking. They started at 10 and finished at 3. They worked nonstop baking such favorite cookies as Chocolate Chip, cut-outs, Magic Bars, Funfetti, etc. Paul's favorite is the Ruglach. We made three batches of these.


Paul asks, "How can I help?" In unison, Carrie and Marsha respond, "Wash the dishes." Our wish is his command. Look how happy he is to help out!


Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see ya'll back real soon. Have a great day!


  1. What a wonderful thanksgiving to be mom and dad to all those young people! So glad to hear the house was 'saved.' Smoked turkey, salmon, etc. are delicious! Hope she'll be game to try again with the salmon.

  2. That Paul is a "keeper."

    What are ruglachs?

  3. I've seen it spelled "rugelach", but there's always room for artistic license I suppose. Suffice to say they are a filled croissant. Just don't ask what a croissant is...
    I'm of the opinion that the men need to clean up before sitting down to watch any games, since USUALLY they rarely do much of the prep.
    Your mileage may vary.
    Nice to see everyone pitched in, and that you all had a great time.
    Have fun!

  4. So wonderful to see young people enjoying a Thanksgiving meal and having a place to go to feel apart of a family. Glad nobody got hurt with the smoked turkey episode. You guys are lookin' good.

  5. Amazed that you were able to find a turkey to cook on Thanksgiving morning! Did you find it running down the road on in a field.

  6. My granddaughter(s) and I traditionally do the Christmas baking and she knew what ruglach was but I didn't. We may make a couple of these things. We make shortbread, butter tarts, gramma squares, turtles, rum balls.

  7. Looks like you had a fabulous time and a huge get together. Fun. Fun. However, I must admit that Paul doesn't look too thrilled with being stuck doing the dishes.

    Funny story about the turkey. It's a good thing only the turkey got ruined.

  8. Now that looked like a wonderful way to celebrate Thanksgiving. Carrie is very talented cooking a Turkey and baking all those cookies. Paul? Looks to be a handy guy to have around when there's dirty dishes!

  9. Being with the "young" folk looked like fun. Haven't seen a cookie baking "marathon" in years! And Paul, alot of workkamping opportunities are out there for experienced dishwashers. :-))

  10. We should have gotten a picture surrounded by the mounds of cookies!! Only went through about two dozen this wkd, so looks like we'll have some for the Christmas party! Will you send me the Thanksgiving day pic of the group? Too cute!


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