Thanksgiving (The hostess with the mostess!)

22 Nov

On Friday morning Jamie began her Thanksgiving meal by going shopping for the bajillionth time to get some bits she had thought of and began cooking at midday when I returned home from work she was still cooking. I washed up some of the pots she’d used but everything was under control so I left her to it and had a shower and got me jamas on at 20:45 she announced that she’d run out of eggs and the frustrated look on her face had “get dressed and walk into town and get me more eggs” written all over it so I did exactly that so. At 23:00 she was still in the kitchen and I have to admit I got a bit short with her because she was tired and needed to rest but she wouldn’t stop (Soz)

Reagan and I got up at 07:30 and let Mommy sleep till 08:30 when the turkey who she had named George had to go into the pre heated oven. By that time I had peeled all the potato’s of which there were many but I don’t want to go on about just how many potato’s I actually peeled and chopped up because it was just peeling potato’s no biggy really we just needed them peeling so I peeled them….all of them!

Jamie was like a whirlwind all morning sorting out Reagan while creating the perfect day. The meal was to start Shrimp, crab and scallop coctail sauteed in white wine and garlic served with horseradish cocktail sauce which I’d had before and really enjoyed and this time didn’t disappoint either. Followed that with George easily the juiciest most succulent turkey I’ve ever tasted, traditional stuffing, gravy, creamy mashed potato’s candied sweet potatoes, green bean and pearl onion casserole, herbed corn, orange infused cranberries and jellied cranberries  For desert home-made pumpkin pie with cream numnumnumnum!

Craving George
Carving George

Our geusts arrived Sam Andy and Alfie from the end of the block (well its thanksgiving so I won’t say from up t’ road lol) me mom and our very good friends Ian and Patty another American who until she arrived at the house was completely unaware Jamie was celebrating thanksgiving as a surpise for her. Patty shed a few tears of happiness as we greeted her with “HAPPY THANKSGIVING” which was nice, because I know both girls can miss home so to be together for a traditional holiday was a tonic for them!

“Love the Handbag Ian”
 “Cheers Reagan!”
Not sure this is who
Grandma had hoped to see
wearing this bib?

Jamie said we would be eating at 14:00 and wasn’t far wrong as everyone took their places and over the next hour or so filled their bellies with the mountains of food that was on offer and washed it down with a drop of wine Everyone was so impressed with Jamie’s efforts, I for one can not put into words how proud I am of her!

The rest of the day was spent one slow blink away from a thanksgiving coma and drinking, talking and generally being happy, watching and playing Alfie and Reagan. As our guests drifted away it left Jamie me Ian and Patty carry on drinking once Reagan was asleep and genuinely enjoy their company and was belly laughing on more the on occasion  throughout the evening before inevitably it was time to leave.

Very Drunk at this stage!

All in all Jamie made the whole day special with all her hard work Thanks Dude!

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