Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving from My House to Yours

Welcome to our home join us for a quiet Thanksgiving dinner. We are very happy to have both our son and daughter with us , my 85 year old father in law....our last surviving parent. My oldest grandchild...the others will be coming later and then it won't be quiet and I will forget to take pictures. So come in and join us~ The table is set, not like a tablescape, we need room for the food!!

My family said let's move some stuff...make room for the platters.

Oops I need this dish for Linda's cranberry salsa.

My little centerpiece, with grocery store roses and boxwood, not too bad.

The candles are lit.

Walmart pumpkin plates

Now for the best part, I made Pumpkin martinis, just what I needed.
1 part Pumpkin liqueur
1 part Butter shots
1 part Baileys
Add ice stir and pour.
I added a sugar and spice, (cloves) rim

Here is Linda's Salsa
Go to Behind My Red Door for this great recipe
She was so right it was a hit indeed!

OK, Here is what I am the most Thankful for! MY FAMILY and all the joy and love and yes, heartaches, for all the ones we missed today. Our Mom's Big one carves a turkey like him, hubby's Nana, she always sent the centerpiece, my Mom, yes I made the Lemon Meringue pie and the Indian Fudge. Ed always loved Eggnog. Grampa made Pumpkin pie for Jake. Hubby's Mom.....I did the dishes alone, well hubby helped, but I missed you. We all missed you, there used to be twenty-two for Thanksgiving and today there were seven and the rest were here in spirit. I really think this is a day all about family. So now after three days of cooking
I am going to go pour another Pumpkin Martini, call my Aunt in Ohio and rest my tired feet, because I still need to get the turkey carcass cleaned up. Oh and do that one last dish~

P.S. Tomorrow I start cleaning up all the Harvest and get ready for CHRISTMAS! Wahoooo

P.S.S. Don't forget Tablescape Thursday hosted by Susan @BNOTP
Thanks Susan, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!!


Grammy Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh Donna, what a wonderful post! We too remembered those who were with us in spirit only. It is all about family isn't it?

So glad you enjoyed the salsa! Ours was gone before I blinked!! LOL And I HAVE to try those martini's. YUMMO! That's my kind of drink!!

My tubs are done and as soon as everyone left and we cleaned up, I got a few spots switched over. I just couldn't wait! Looking forward to seeing the decor at your Country nest!!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Donna, that looks like a group of very happy campers! Loved your table, and I've never had pumpkin martinis! WOW!

Wishing you a very Happy Thanksgiving and Tablescape Thursday, too!


Sheila :-)

Shelia said...

Lovely post! How sweet, as you speak of your loved ones who have gone on. We too had sweet memories of our dear ones who are no longer with us. But we are so blessed. Thank you for sharing your lovely table, happy family photos and your heart.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

carolyn@primitive~devotion said...

What a beautiful table! The food looks so good and wow, you even made a Thanksgiving cocktail! I'm so glad that you had a nice Thanksgiving. Your family photos are wonderful.
By the way, I love your new header too! Can't wait to see your Christmas decor!

Patriotic Mom said...

Your home looked very warm and inviting. I love your shelf with the Santas! Your dining room table by the fireplace looked cozy. I enjoyed reading about your family. I miss my mom every Thanksgiving. She made them all special. Cheers to you!

Diann said...

Very pretty table! looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Have a great weekend!

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

Everything just looks wonderful, warm and inviting are the perfect words to describe, then when I saw the pumpkin martinis, well I just have to be a new follower, loved it all and will be sure to try the martini, come visit my blog, I did orange martinis, Sure wish I had done the pumpkin ones....cranberry ones for sure for Christmas, last year I did Peppermint with the glasses rimmed in peppermint crushed wow were they the best...I'll be back to visit again, thanks for the recipe....