Saturday, November 28, 2015

The Best Turkey Ever . . .

well here is my story a few days late

we were invited to my daughter/son in laws for

Thanksgiving Day

there were eight of us

absolutely wonderful day

time to visit and relax, everyone helping, lots of advice, suggestions, laughter

and more advice

the gravy saga was the most fun, the two "mothers" who know it all

whipped up the best gravy ever


grandson Jordon mashed up the potatoes, his mom helped a bit

delicious, oh my, mega butter and sour cream

we each made and brought some favorite foods for the feast

the star of the show though was the turkey

prepared, made by son in law Mike

his natural, brined, bacon laced turkey was the best


you know how it is when everyone gets together, not much picture taking

so this is all I have

my heart is full of thankfulness

Love ~ Lynne


forgot my iPad there

back in my hands now

catching up with each of you soon



Gail said...

A wonderful feast with friends and family...nothing could beat that.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, sounds like a yummy Thanksgiving dinner with your family. It is nice when everyone is helping. Have a happy weekend!

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Evening Lynne, I certainly understand about the lack of photographs as you were enjoying each and every moment of your Thanksgiving.... you were living in the moment, which is as it should be.
I smiled when you said the two mothers made the best ever gravy..... it's all those years of practice.... how many Thanksgivings have you hosted?? It almost makes us professional gravy makers.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Best wishes as always.

Adam said...

Nice to hear you had a good Thanksgiving

Thistle Cove Farm said...

that turkey looks wonderful! so glad y'all have such a great time; that's what it's all about.

Donna said...

Sounds you had lots of yummy food! Your grandson knows his mashed potatoes...have to have sour cream...well done Jordon!

Missy George said...

I know what you mean about picture taking..More important to visit with family..Glad you had a nice Thanksgiving..One down, one to go..Maybe I'll start decorating outside today...Then there are the cards..!!!Hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Jeanie said...

I didn't take many pix this year -- but boy, did I have fun! And you're right -- best turkey ever! Maybe because it's the best company ever!

Kim said...

We had a small holiday this year, too, Lynne. We did have my great niece here though and at 15 months, she is adorable!! Better than turkey! ;)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Sounds like a lovely day. I brined our turkey this year too.

Michelle said...

Sounds like what Thanksgiving is all!!!

PlantPostings said...

I'm glad you had a fabulous Thanksgiving. I'm just getting back to blog visits, too. That turkey sounds amazing!

Liz said...

That bird looks amazing! I hear brining is the way to go. And of course you have to have good gravy to cover those mashed potatoes and dressing! Glad you had a nice holiday!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I am so happy you had a wonderful day. So did we! We are very fortunate people when you look around. To me, family is everything! are friends and you have been a joy to know, Lynne. I imagine many, many kitchens had similar happenings going on in their kitchens and homes. I DO love Thanksgiving! :) and you of course! Right behind me is your Christmas card! I LOVE that picture..but then I've told you that. You both looked wonderful in your Thanksgiving picture!!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

So lovely to see all of the family together and helping Lynne ..... it's part of what the day is about I think { although, we don't celebrate it here !! } XXXX

A Joyful Cottage said...

I can feel the joy in your words, Lynne. Straight from the heart. You and Mr. IGH always photograph well and this photo is no exception. The photo of you and Jordon mashing potatoes is priceless. I adore the photo of the older gentleman in the gorgeous plaid shirt. And last but not least, the "Family Rules" sign sums it all up. Wonderful.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Sounds like a beautiful Thanksgiving. So wonderful to be surrounded with loved ones. Happy "almost" December!

Susan said...

Like you, Lynne, I was so busy enjoying the day, I forgot about pictures. So glad you had such a wonderful day. There's nothing like sharing Thanksgiving with the people you love most.