Thanksgiving 2011.

I think Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. Cooking, food, family, fun, staying in one place…what’s not to love!

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Dad and I made the turkey this year.

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This is funny because I do not eat turkey and my dad has never cooked a turkey before. This means that, yes, we left the giblet bag in the turkey…for three hours…while it was in the oven. Oops.

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Ah yes, acorn squash…this is my wheelhouse! Unless I forget about it in the toaster oven and start to smell something burning.

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The pup was just hanging out while we cooked…

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Kasey and the bird made piggies in a blanket.

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LOTS of piggies in a blanket.

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I made Cream Biscuits with Dill.

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Brie, cranberry, pear, and mini toast platter.

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Huge appetizer spread!

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Mom!

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Dad making a fire!

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Kasey and Louis!

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Mom and Jason!

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Mom and Kasey!

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The gang playing some cards before dinner.

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Time to make vegetarian stuffing:

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I sautéed onion, dill, and rosemary before adding the veggie broth.

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Jason got to carve the turkey this year!

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My amazing plate: Acorn squash with stuffing and cranberry sauce, mashed sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, deviled egg, and a dill biscuit! Yum!

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Johnny showed up…a little late, but we saved him some food ;)

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When it was time for dessert I headed over to the Kitchen Aid and made homemade whipped cream…

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…for my salted caramel pie!

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I was proud…

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My parents are cute.

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So is my cousin.

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Family portrait!

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Uh, let me explain…I was doing the “Dougie” and my mom thought it would be ok to take a picture. Not ok.

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On that note…Happy Thanksgiving. I have so much to be thankful for!

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