Here's a late Happy Thanksgiving!!
I really meant to do a post yesterday, but the day was very, very busy! We'd been cooking for a few days, planning a large party. It went very well, and for that and many other things I am very thankful! Here's some pictures of our day (with captions :)).
This was taken after the party was over. Lots of leftovers are on the table. Today, we didn't cook, and still have a lot of leftovers.
Call us weird, but we did not have a turkey for Thanksgiving. Instead, all our meat was home butchered and so we had - 2 large hams, 3 chickens, 1 duck and a venison roast. The guys were in charge of it and they decided to try to do a deep pit roast. It's where you dig a deep pit, start a fire the night before so there are a lot of hot coals, line it with rock/brick, put your meat/onions/apples/etc in oven bags, which are then wrapped in foil. The foil bags are then put into burlap sacks that are damp, and thrown into the deep pit. It is then covered with a lid and dirt on top of the lid. Well, after the meat had been in there 8 hours we decided to take it out. It was not done, and probably because the coals were not hot enough. So we threw the meat into the ovens to finish cooking. It smelled SO good when they opened it up, and the meat after it finished cooking (in the oven) was also very good. Maybe we'll try again next time with a hotter fire ;).
We decorated the house for Thanksgiving with dear friends the night before up until 2am - so much for getting to bed early before the party :).
There was so. much. food. Since there are a lot of food allergies around here, all the food was gluten and cow dairy free. There was also a lot of grain and starch free foods for folks on special diets. It turned out so well and the food was so good!
lots of dessert!
sweet potatoes, and much much more.
Again, I don't think we have "normal" Thanksgiving parties ;). We almost always dance on Thanksgiving. . . gotta work off all the food that was just eaten! So without missing a beat, no matter how tired we were, we did sing and dance.
I am so thankful for everything in my life. God has truly blessed me with so much, too much to list, and even if things were not as great, there is still and always will be SO much to be thankful for.
Have a great evening,