Our Thanksgiving was officially dedicated to food and family this year and it was fantastic. The party began at breakfast, with fruit, sausage, rolls and quiche.
Followed by a game of Guitar Hero,
and little bit of munching. We clearly needed an app to hold us over until the real deal, so we enjoyed local shrimp
and artichokes while we waited.
After losing interest in Guitar Hero, we headed outside to watch the turkey fry.
Slowly-but-surely, he was lowered into the pot of bubbling hot peanut oil – head first.
Dun dun dun….
I wouldn’t want to be in that hotness for 45 minutes…ugh.
While he sizzled away, we engaged in a little picture-taking
and played a few games of catch.
Before we knew it, he was ready!
While he cooled, the rest of the food was strategically set out for self-serving. Get ready for this ridiculously large amount of food for 10 people. We had:
honey baked ham,
Charleston red rice,
green bean casserole,
mac and cheese (that almost disappeared by the time I was finished taking pictures of all this stuff!),
and the turkey, of course.
We set out 2 of the desserts in the dining room – pecan pie
and pumpkin gooey cake (that ended up being the same recipe I used for our fall supper club!).
The dining room looked so good – I had to capture it before everyone dug in.
My cousins made the creative place cards for each of us -
so we would be sure to know where to sit!
I went back into the kitchen and filled my plate with a bit of everything, which was a fairly difficult undertaking.
After stuffing ourselves over a few rounds of family questions, we moved onto dessert. I chose to have a bite of the pumpkin gooey cake and one of Cacky’s chocolate pots – with a dollop of homemade whipped cream on both.
Woof. Everything was delicious. By the time we finished cleaning up and putting away all of the food, it was around 5:00pm. Right about then, we took a “time-out” from food. Some of us took a walk, some watched a movie, and some napped.
By 8:00, we were ready for round 3 – which will be continued in Part II of A Lowcountry Thanksgiving…