Friday, November 27, 2009

because you can never have too many desserts

This Thanksgiving I have much to be thankful for.
The beautiful weather, the beauty of nature, my family and friends, delicious food and plenty of it, my little cats, the fuzzy spiders that hop around when it gets warm enough, Hop the lizard, Nem the camera, Hawthorne the graphics tablet, the Lord's patience and goodness and blessings.
My heart is practically overflowing today!

But enough of the sappiness - where are the photos?!

I put myself in charge of the desserts today (all six of them, only three shown below).
Apple pie, tres leches, and fruit salad (aka marshmallow salad):

I think I ate six pieces of tres leches today.

Our deep-fried turkey, frying deeply:

And, the finished result! (It was totally delicious.)

We had some family over to share the feast, here cousin Jay holds a sleeping Caleb:

Caleb (sometimes referred to as Keebler) woke up later and started making absolutely hilarious mean faces. He knew he was being cute, too, and would actually do it on demand.

He would scrunch up his face, then stop and laugh, make sure someone's watching him, then do it again.

Beth and Uncle Jon, photos courtesy of him.

O noes, it's me!

Mi madre, who did everything else...

...including - but not limited to - tamales (!!), homemade cranberry sauce, beet salad, brussel sprouts with something else mixed in (I didn't taste it, sh don't tell), mashed potatoes, green beans, and probably other stuff too but it's really late and I spent all my brainpower playing Catch Phrase with the family. I'm excused, right?

I think twelve photos made their way on here! I didn't actually count them, mind you, so if there's only eleven and a half, sorry.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Naomi said...

Hi Tiph! That's a lovely photo of your Mum there at the end of your blog. Please can you send her my love! Hope you're all doing ok.
Take care,
Nome xx

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