Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

Even with a cold, Mom outdid herself once again for Thanksgiving dinner. Here's my dinner plate. There's the usual suspects: turkey, stuffing, corn, potatoes, sweet potato, dinner roll, cranberry, veggie salad, green beans and pierogi.

Mom hosted 17 people this year. Noticeably absent: My sister and her husband who celebrated with his side of the family, and my niece Tiffany and her family.

Mom managed to get all those people around the table, but for the first time in history...we ate on plastic plates. They were high quality, but Mom was kind of embarrassed nonetheless. She probably HATES me for mentioning it. Sorry Mom, but no one cared.

My old roommate Meagan and her mom were special guests this year.

They brought these homemade pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pie and apple caramel pie, which means they can come again next year.

I made this pumpkin-clove pound cake, from my new cookbook, Cake Love. Dan deemed it "too spicy" but I liked it.

In all, we had 7 choices of desserts for 17 people, which is my kind of dinner party.

Yeah, Thanksgiving at my house rocks.


Annette said...

I am so jealous I wasn't there. Everything looks so good! Can't wait til Christmas.

Annette said...

FYI: Awesome food pics!

Ara said...

Too much cinnamon or ginger? Too spicy?1? I bet you still ate it all.

Yvonne said...

the cake was spiced with cloves and allspice.