Thursday, December 2, 2010

Thanksgiving with the Family

This year we spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my family in St. Louis. It was a great weekend full of family, friends, and fun! It was a gathering of the many good cooks in the family and there was no shortage of food for the weekend.  Everyone contributed dishes to the big meal, to Friday dinner, Sunday brunch, and more.  We even had time to visit my grandmother's favorite restaurant and a few other family favorites.  I'll write up my contribution to dinner in the next post. For tonight, here's an introduction to the talented family cooks & a look at some of our tasty eats!

Place cards ready and waiting!
My mom perfecting her maple-apple cider turkey glaze.

Uncle Rick and Uncle Joel - talented artists
who designed the Good Cook Doris header.

My brother carving up the juicy turkey cooked by mom.

Aunt Shirley is a master potato masher & snipper of chives.

New Thanksgiving tradition: beet pickled deviled eggs.

Grandma's famous jello mold!
Top layer = lime with sour cream and pineapple.
Bottom layer = raspberry with raspberries.

A look at some of the spread from above. Sweet potatoes, green bean casserole,
mashed potatoes, Marilyn's southern style dressing, & more!

Grandpa's delicious pecan pie.

Grandpa's fantastic apple pie.

Leftovers part 1 - turkey sliders! One with  cranberry chipotle cheddar and
one with mashed potatoes & fresh cranberry sauce.

My grandmother's favorite place - White Castle! The whole family went for the
experience. 14 people, 50 burgers, 10 fries, 4 chicken sliders, 20 chicken rings,
12 sodas, and an unforgettable experience!

Sunday brunch: my brother's smoked salmon,
a healthy dose of fruit, and other delicious dishes.


Celebrating with family! 

Editor's note: Forgot to add this last photo of my favorite cousin (don't tell the others), Leslie!


 

12 comments:

  1. Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family! Great food, cute decorations... awesome. PS ~ I'm a HUGE White Castle fan. {guilty pleasure} Have a great weekend...

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  2. Lara- looks like a WONDERFUL holiday! I have a not so hidden desire to go to a White Castle so I am incredibly jealous!

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  3. Those place cards are adorable!!!

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  4. This looks like the best Thanksgiving Dinner ever!

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  5. Everything looks so good, especially the pickled beet deviled eggs! And I'd have to second Megan and say that the place cards add the perfect touch!

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  6. I have to give credit to my friend Mary for the placecard idea - she had seen them at Paper Source. They were a big hit!

    Michelle - the eggs were my contribution. I'll write those up in the next post!

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  7. It looks like you had a great holiday!! Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

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  8. Looks like you had a great holiday! I love your little acorn and turkey cut-outs. Looks like you all had fun!

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  9. Great recap! Looks like you had a wonderful holiday. :)

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  10. how come andy made it in on the main page and i did not!
    what kind of cousin are you!
    just kidding around... it was nice seeing you over the holidays!

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  11. how come andy made it in on the main page and i did not!
    what kind of cousin are you!
    just kidding around... it was nice seeing you over the holidays!

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  12. This looks like the best Thanksgiving Dinner ever!

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