I decided not to stress myself out and since no one in the house eats the dark meat I only cooked a turkey breast ... I made a spicy rub (learned that from yesterday's TODAY show!), made my stuffing and added raisins and green apples, homemade Boston baked beans, mashed potatoes, turnip, peas & carrots ... ugh jar gravy (I was not going to attempt making gravy - it wasn't good the last time - why chance it again!)
After a few hours I called the family to the table and .... they were speechless!!! My son jumped up whipped out his blackberry and announced that it was picture worthy!! Notice hie two forks!!! I
Needless to say I was so pleased to have my family tell me I "made a perfect meal"
and no smoke alarms!
I also was able to find a great recipe for Boston Baked Beans - similar to the recipe my Dad used to make. I used his old bean pot and gave it a try ... they came out pretty good - I have a little tweaking of the recipe to do - but all in all I was very pleased with how they came out.
OH and don't think I do any quilting while I was making my Thanksgiving dinner (there was a little down time after all!) ... I had to really pay attention in the kitchen so I worked on a new hand project! I think I'll jump in on the Hexy band wagon!
So I started making hexies ....
Also continued working on another class sample for my "Fiesta" block of the month class at Quilter's Stash.
"Fiesta" is a great booklet by Lynda Milligan and Nancy Smith
Great pattern and good instructions - great way to use up your stash fabrics. I choose Batiks (of course!)
The line up! and BIG fabric decisions to be made....
Used my patio curtain for a design wall ... it works!
So today (and everyday) I'm Thankful for a wonderful family (who puts up with my cooking even when it's bad and the smoke detectors are going off) and for a quilting craft that fulfills my creative side.
I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving.