|As Grandma Carol would say, "Here's Henrietta!"|
We haven't made Thanksgiving Dinner at home for quite a few years, and I have only made it a handfull of times. Regardless, Bella was excited to partake in the cooking of the feast, and she made a great effort to watch the Food Network in anticipation of the event. She particularly made sure to watch Thanksgiving Live, which went in-depth with all the prep for Thanksgiving Dinner. Everything from stuffing to carving the bird.
She did an amazing job helping me cook the turkey and trimmings, and I was so impressed that she carved the turkey, while remembering the tips she had seen on TV. She did a better job than I ever have. I've always made my husband carve it in the past.
Anyway, we had a small affair at home, with people we love, and an awesome feast. So, today I am thankful for my kids,my family, my friends, my health, and...turkey sandwiches on sourdough. Yeah.
|We decided to make an herb paste rub for the turkey out of rosemary, thyme and sage, chopped finely by Bella|
|We stuffed her, rubbed her with herb paste, "dotted" her strategically with pats of butter, and put her in the oven to roast for a few hours|
|Meanwhile, Isabella and Nick cooked up some Turkey Giblets for our cats, Hazel and Bubba's Thanksgiving Dinner. Aren't they sweet!|
|Some friends joined us for Dinner, and brought presents!!|
|Bella and our turkey, roasted to poultry perfection!|
|Looking delicious, and making the house smell heavenly.|
|I needed someone to carve the turkey while I made the gravy, so we could serve it all up piping hot, and I was SOOOOO IMPRESSED when Isabella stepped up to carve the turkey for the 1st time ever (Auntie C had her back.)|
|Amazing job Bella! BTW, that's apple cider she's drinking!|