Are you all out shopping on this "Black Friday?" I am going to be staying far away from the malls today! We had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Our first guest arrived around noon. We all sat down to eat at 1:30am. There were 17 of us! Later in the evening we had dessert and played "Apples to Apples." Everyone left at 8:00pm and I washed dishes until 10:00pm. :0) We have lots of leftovers for our dinner tonight...and lunch tomorrow..and...Sunday dinner....ok...you get the idea!!
While I was in the kitchen, we had a bit of trouble in the livingroom. Hankies and tinkertoys are dangerous things! ;0)
Grace, Emily and Benjamin weren't sure about sitting at another table but the mini cans of sprite helped.
My kitchen heated up quickly so I put my hair up for the day.
Our 20lb. turkey.
The candles are lit....
All the food is hot.
Is it over already?!
We waited for awhile to eat dessert. The bluebell ice cream is a dessert requirement here in Texas!
Phillip's mom made a lovely pumpkin and cream cheese roll and our friend Amanda made some awesome chocolate chip cookies. They disappeared very quickly!
Here is the recipe for our Orange Fluff.
2 boxes Americana tapioca pudding
1 small box orange jello
2 small cans mandarin oranges
1 large container of coolwhip
3 cups boiling water
1. Mix dry pudding and jello.
2. Add water and stir well.
3. Let sit 15 minutes, and stir well again.
4. Chill 2-4 hours until semi-set but not solid.
5. Stir in well drained oranges and coolwhip.
6. Cover and chill several hours or overnight.
Today I will be cleaning up some more and putting our fall decorations away until next year. Then, it's up into the attic for our Christmas things!