Friday, November 25, 2011

A Thanksgiving in Photos

We here at The History Quilter household hosted the husband's side of the family yesterday for Thanksgiving.
Artichoke Dip served...
I had no plans to serve an appetizer because SIL said she would bring her Spinach Dip with Sourdough Bread.  Awesome. Easy. Less work for me.  Plans change when the masses hear about the possible absence of the piping hot Artichoke Dip which they love.  So I make the damn dip while worry slowly creeps into my brain that I might offend SIL when she arrives with her appetizer.  Time for a glass of wine...

SIL and family arrive and it almost immediately realized that the Spinach Dip is still 20 miles away, on their counter.  She feels terrible but I am secretly relieved until...

I drop the piping hot Artichoke Dip dish on the open oven door.  Piping hot Artichoke Dip splayed all over the open oven door while the Turkey is still cooking in the oven is NOT good.  Ten minutes later all was worked out and I had another glass of wine.  
BBQ Rib Roast


PW's Mashed Potatoes - delicious but not photogenic

Roast Asparagus 

MIL brought her stuffing...she received points for participating

I skipped the ham and ate the Pineapple. I know, I'm weird.
Quick photo op with my boys and nieces
Then it was time for dessert. My table was laden with brownies, chocolate cake, apple pie, anise cookies, biscotti and pumpkin cheesecake.  I made the cheesecake and everyone else brought the rest.  Coffee, tea and great conversation were flowing throughout dessert while we watched the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers.  Bummer.  

My favorite - the Pumpkin Cheesecake
It was a great day but it's not over....Thanksgiving 2.0 is coming up in eight hours with my side of the family!  
Enjoy your Friday...


  1. oh wow. I think even I was traumatized by the appetizer incident! Hate when that happens!! Your meal looks fantastic and the cheesecake! Call me proud! yum! Are YOU hosting 2.0 too??

  2. Love, love this post. It all looked fantastic. All I had to do was bring the wine to Thanksgiving dinner this year. YES! Remind me to send you a good Youtube link sometime.

  3. Bummer about the dips! I had to make part of my French Silk Pie twice and broke my candy thermometer in the process. :P
    Why only points for Participation for the stuffing?
    Your cheesecake looks awesome!

  4. Your hot artichoke incident reminds me of the time I made the best pizza ever, totally stacked with everyone's favorite toppings and extra cheese, and dumped it -face down- in the oven. The scent of burned cheese wafted through the house for months afterward, every time the oven was turned on. Lovely.

    I'm glad you were able to remedy the situation with lots of good food, and one glass of wine always deserves another : )