Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving At My Mom's!


I hope everybody had a great Thanksgiving yesterday!  We spent the evening at my mom's house where she cooked a delicious meal and everything looked so festive!  The food was so good that when we got home I slipped into a food coma...hahaha!  Here are some pics from the evening...warning, this is a picture heavy post!



Thanksgiving table set-up!  I love autumn colours!


My turkey and other decorations I made!  I made these about 5 years ago and we've used them every Thanksgiving since.  Oh, hello picture of my dad in the corner...hehehe!


Adorable place mats and napkin set!  My mom had to get my brother to buy these for her from Williams-Sonoma in the US.  She saw them on the website and fell in love <3


Thanksgiving salt and pepper shakers!  I love these!  They're broken though :(  My mom's cats smashed them when they were coming in through the kitchen window one night.  She was so upset she cried when she found them the next morning :(  My dad glued them back together though...and now we can't use them but they still look pretty!


My fiancé Jonathan and me at the dinner table...he's shoveling in the sweet potatoes!


Albi eyeing up the pumpkin cheesecake...hahaha!


Getting ready to EAT!


Albi had to get his own place at the table!


Jonathan and Albi


Just one of the recipe books used to make this feast!

And now some pictures of the food...


Baked corn


Corn bread muffins


Cranberry sauce


A mixture of roasted sweet and regular potatoes



My favourite!!  Baked pumpkin cheesecake and whipped cream...yum!  I'm totally a desserts girl, I always leave room for dessert :)  Which is your favourite Thanksgiving food?  Or if you don't celebrate the holiday, do you prefer sweet or savoury food?  I forgot to take a picture of the turkey...duh!!  Oops...well anyway we never do a full turkey for Thanksgiving because we're the only ones in the family who celebrate so it's only ever a pretty small amount of people at dinner!  

A couple of you asked why my family celebrates Thanksgiving if we live in Ireland, hahaha...well I was born in the US and lived there till I was seven, my parents met there and lived there for much longer than me.  So as a family we've always celebrated Thanksgiving and just because we moved doesn't mean we stopped our family traditions :)

xoxo



18 comments:

  1. This post is so yumeeee!! I love family traditions! <3

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  2. looks delicious and in a really familiar atmosphere :)

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  3. Hi Anna!
    How are you?
    I have to say I love your Thanksgiving decoration and yummy food!
    I am sure you had such a lovely time!
    Love,
    Catanya

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  4. Great looking food! I am a savoury food kind of girl and if I don't eat dessert I'm okay :) Maybe that's why I prefer cooking meals than baking. That pumpkin cheesecake looks delicious though!

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  5. Lovely!! and I do the same...save room for desserts ;0)

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  6. ahh that looks delicious!!! xoxo

    http://www.blushmebeauty.blogspot.com

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  7. It seems you had a great time! That cranberry sauce looks delicious.
    kisses.

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  8. hi anna,
    i have a question: in your video "too much food in my tum tums" at 11:25 minutes jonathan is standing in front of a fridge (?) (talking about a fruit). On the fridge there are two postcards. one the left postcard... is this the cathedral of mainz? (a city near frankfurt)? i´m living there and i am wondering if this is our cathedral because it looks so similar to it!
    by the way... i love your videos! :-)

    greetings!
    miriam

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  9. Lovely!...Can you plese post the recipe of your Mom's pumpink cheesecake?

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  10. Hi Anna!

    I hope you had a good thanksgiving. I loved your blog and videos. I'm following.

    hug

    Deny
    www.morenadebatom.blogspot.com

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  11. Looks like you had a lovely, and very yummy, Thanksgiving! We had some of that corn dish too...delish! Loved all the pictures, especially that first picture of you, Jonathan and Albi!

    Liesl :)

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  12. looks like you had so much fun! theres nothing like a goos family meal together!
    love your videos... only came across your blog now! you're getting ready for a night out video was really good! :) xxx
    http://improcrastinate.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi Anna,
    You have been one of the Stylish women that I have chosen to pass on the Stylish Blogger award to. You can check out what to do next at my blog. http://littleredpurse.blogspot.com/2010/11/stylish-blogger-award.html
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend.
    xo L

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  14. It looks delicious!!! Looks like you had a grat time, great star for the holiday season.

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  15. aw how fun! It seems like you had a very yummy Thanksgiving! I love autumn colors too and your mom's placemats are adorable! I've seen those :)

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  16. Aww, looks like a fun Tgiving! All that delicious food :-) Oh & lady, you are gorgeous!

    New follower!

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  17. What an awesome Thanksgiving spread!!! And your pup is adoooooorable. :D

    xx Love & Aloha

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