Sunday, December 1, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

We had a fabulous Thanksgiving this year. We were joined by 11 wonderful friends who brought delicious dishes to the party. Dave started cooking three days ahead of time and we tried some new recipes this year, which made it really fun. We invited folks to come by after dinner if they wanted to play some music, and more friends came to do that. Here are some photos of the day, taken by Tom Stuart.
Dave made two bourbon pies, mashed carrots, and baked ham ahead of time. The carrots were an addition to our menu after he heard about them on NPR.
Here are the pies--his pride and joy! They were a huge hit. We set up tables end to end in the sunroom. This is the first time we've done this type of a set-up. It turned out so great.
Our guests arrived and chaos ensued in the kitchen. But it all came together well and we sat down to a great meal.
After dinner, we all had to rest up for dessert.
Our guests were nearly overcome after dessert.
So, we broke out the instruments to wake everyone up.
Our non-music playing friends sat and listened (and napped). One guest, April, astonished us with a rendition of "Over the Rainbow." And four more people showed up to pick. We went strong until 11:30 p.m. A good time was had by all.

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