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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Marathon

Ah Turkey Day - complete with a cornucopia of flowers. We can just relax- after all - most of the food is catered!

Wait- relax? Not possible! Too much to prepare! This is the scenario Gus and I found ourselves in this Thanksgiving when my very generous and kind Aunt decided we should make copious amounts of food for our guests. 

For today's post I'm going to give you the rundown of everything we made between 2-5pm on Thanksgiving Day plus all the food that was brought in and then I want you to guess how many attendees we were planning for!

Everything in italics is food we made from beginning to end. Those with asterisks involved us heating things up between 2-5pm.

Cheese Tray
Cream Cheese with Pepper Jelly + Crackers
Cream Cheese with Blackberry Jelly + Crackers
Baked brie

(We apparently like cheese in this family)

Turkey and gravy*
Beef Tenderloin*
Cranberry Sauce
Broccoli, Cheese, and Rice Casserole*
Squash Casserole*
Cornbread Dressing*
Sweet Potato Casserole*
Fried Corn
Green beans with almonds
Bacon-wrapped and regular asparagus
Mashed Potatoes

Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Chocolate Pie (super nom)
Edible arrangement of fruit
Assorted berry bars
Ice Cream

Okay. Now it's your time to guess, based on the amount of food,  how many attendees were we expecting? The entire Native American population, perhaps?

 Eleven. Eleven people total. Yes, I know you're doing the math in your head - that's like a side per person. Oh well, it was delicious and there were surprisingly not all that many leftovers when all is said in done. I am thankful for my family's healthy appetites!


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