November 23, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

A group of us who stayed in the city had Thanksgiving dinner together. Many thanks to Whitney for doing most of the planning, food assignments, organizing and finding guests to help eat. Also thanks to everyone who contributed food - everything was homemade! As the weather was so beautiful, we ended up having dinner on our terrace. It turned out perfect.

We had such fun preparing the different dishes. I was lucky to get to make pies and rolls. On Wednesday evening, Mel helped out with making the fresh apple pie. She did a wonderful job stacking the apples carefully within the shell to make a very full pie.
It baked up beautifully and tastes delicious.
I also made two pumpkin pies and a raspberry pie. It didn't set up as well as I would have liked but the flavor was still good. Spent Thursday morning making rolls. I love making rolls. Maybe my favorite part of the day.
A collection of some of the goodies...we had so much food. I think about fifteen people came for dinner and we probably had enough food for thirty! Oh well, plenty of leftovers :)

It was such a blessing (another reason to be thankful I guess) that NYC was experiencing such mild weather for a fall was somewhere in the 60's and the sun was shining. It worked out great to have dinner on the terrace - room for everyone!

I really hope that everyone who came had a good time, I certainly enjoyed the opportunity to build relationships and enjoy good food.

The rest of the day was spent in relaxing, enjoying good conversations, eating pie and watching movies. It was such a nice day.

I convinced Kimberly that she wanted to stay up late and watch movies with me. We couldn't resist a little snack...something about the day just makes it hard to stop eating!


Mark Weinberg said...

WOW. Wish I had been there. I am sure it was "Brendalicious." (Sorry, I just had to say it. I have been holding out on calling you by any nicknames for too long.)

scory said...

yea for thanksgiving on the terrace!! i'm just very sad i missed it. i will happily eat any leftovers! cory

Don said...

Brenda! You're at it again. Man, I'm getting hungry just looking at those pictures.

Denisse Jensen said...

YUMMY FOOD! I love Thanksgiving!

Jamie said...

I really do miss your cooking Brenda! I'm glad your Thanksgiving was so good.