We had our Thanksgiving celebration today because my sister-in-law and niece were both working on Thursday. We felt being together was more important than when we celebrated the actual holiday.
We did brine the almost 16 pound turkey yesterday and had it dry overnight in the fridge.
I started the stuffing this morning while Art prepared the pumpkin pie.
Art's mom was the master pie maker in Honokaa so it's only right that her son should carry on the tradition.
It just amazes me that he can create the crust so effortlessly. I get my crust at the supermarket ready made.
The finished product was beautiful.
I decided to go ahead and make that broccoli casserole that my daughter, Tif loves so much. It made me feel like she was there with us. She never liked turkey, even as a little kid. My son, Jon on the other hand ate everything and was never fussy about his food.
The table was set and ready!
My sister-in-law brought her special mashed potatoes and upheld the pride of her Irish ancestry. She also brought scrumptious yams with a marshmallow topping. Yummm... My niece brought grilled veggies. Everything was fabulous!
We had to take a family photo, of course. Mom is suffering from the effects of the antibiotic, Augmentin (runny tummy) and is still not 100% better. She's frustrated but hopefully, she'll be herself in the next few days. She did manage to mop the floors when I was napping and couldn't stop her which might be an added indication that she's on the mend.
The best part of all is my brother, sister-in-law, nephews and niece cleaned up everything! They even put away our fold-away banquet table. We had next to nothing to do after everybody left which is why I'm able to post tonight. Niiiice...
Now on to the next holiday rush.