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A few roles I take on include artist, teacher and parent. I make art, and also love to craft in paper.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We hosted Thanksgiving at our house this year for the first time. Nathaniel and I finally felt we had enough room after moving into the townhouse. It turned out so wonderful, our guests included a few friends, Nathaniel's family and Dave. It was a great match of people, the kids had a great time and the food was delicious (even if the turkey took 3 hours longer than I thought it was going to!)

My menu included:

Spice rubbed roast turkey
Homemade applesauce
Ginger cranberry sauce (and the canned stuff just in case)
Traditional bread stuffing with dried cranberries
Candied sweet potatoes
Gouda Mashed Potatoes (brought by my friend Monica)
Cheesy broccoli casserole (brought by Dave)
Apple chutney (made by my brother in law Gary)

And three kinds of pie:

Maple pumpkin
Apple blackberry

I am not sure what I loved more, it was all so good!

Peeling the apples for the pie

The apple blackberry pie (recipe courtesy Martha Stewart)

Candied Sweet Potatoes
(we used to have these in my high school for Thanksgiving,
and I loved them, so I had to make them)

Spice Rubbed Roast Turkey

The kid's table, Maya and Ollie (my nephew) had sparkling grape juice to compliment our champagne :)

The table setting. I made the runner the day before from scraps leftover from my dining room chairs, it turned out really nice!

I made place settings for everyone with little leaves attached.

I hope everyone else had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Please share some of the best parts!

photo's courtesy Gary Wahl, thanks, Gary!


Heather Jerdee said...

Cute apron Susan, it all looked like a great time. And now I'm hungry :)

Art Kitten said...


This is where I got my apron from, I love it! http://www.etsy.com/shop/Boojiboo

Anonymous said...

wow, this is a beautiful spread. i'm sure the chairs made it extra special. you are amazing!

nysjal said...

p.s. that was my comment. from Lucy

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You should be a good cooker, but wine is not good for health!

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