Thanksgiving 2012 Part 2/2 – The Feast

After a full day of prep, we were ready to feast!


We filled the table with festive eats.




The only thing missing was…


…our family!





My MIL’s famous “dry dressing.”


My full plate of Thanksgiving goodness.





Of course, we had some great desserts. My mom made this cheese cake coffee cake dessert.


And I made a healthy pumpkin pie (recipe coming soon for anyone who wants to make it for their Thanksgiving) topped with fresh-made whipped cream.


I had a little bit of both.


And you know Bailey got a couple small bites of turkey.

Everything was delicious. We ended up eating a little later than I planned, but it all came together nicely, especially considering this was our first time hosting turkey day. We definitely couldn’t have done this without the help of our family. We were very blessed to have our families able to travel to see us and be there to make sure our first Thanksgiving was a success. And though I was happy everything turned out well and went smoothly, I was mostly thankful to have our family together to celebrate.

Click here to read Thanksgiving 2012 Part 1/2 – The Prep

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  1. says

    Ah, what a lovely Thanksgiving meal with your family. Even though you ate later than expected, at least you were surrounded by family and good conversation. :) Does your mom want to share the recipe for her cheesecake coffee cake? It looks incredible!!!!! I have never seen anything like it.

    I am so excited for our dinner this week. My mother-in-law and I have a deal. She buys the groceries and I cook the entire meal/dessert (that is what having a culinary degree gets you! 😉 ). I just need to get through a 3 am wake up call for the long drive on Wednesday! Yikes.

    • says

      Hey Amelia – exactly! :)

      Mom said the recipe is Pampered Chef, so it may be in one of their cookbooks. :)

      Sounds like you and your MIL have a good deal going there. Go you for cooking everything, though! I had a lot of help, and it was still a lot of work, but I’m sure you will pull it off! :) Good luck!

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