Saturday, November 30, 2013

Small Business Saturday and Thanksgiving Pictures, Limited Edition



I'm off today to  support a local independent bookstore --  it's Small Business Saturday and I'll be  at Malaprop's in Asheville, helping customers with suggestions for gift giving. Books make excellent, personal gifts -- a great way to share something you love with someone you love.  And while I'll be happy to recommend one of my own books, as you all know there are a lot of books I've read recently and I'll be suggesting those too.

Here are some of the few pictures I took on Thursday -- I was mostly too busy in the kitchen or just enjoying myself to do more.


Something new this year -- smoked turkey -- two smaller ones rather than one lunker...John kept an eye on them ...

There were sixteen of us --far too many for our small dining room so we pushed back the sofas and put the dining table plus a door on sawhorses down the living room..

Cory was quite intrigued-- Angeline was under the bed, not liking the fact that my older son's two dogs were on the premises...

Some tablecloths and a few jars of grocery store flowers and it's festive enough . . . I've learned that the food is what folks care about...

Family and friends, inlaws and outlaws ...  

Starters in the dining room . . .pumpkin hummus, pickled shrimp, deviled eggs, pimento cheese and crackers, chopped liver ...

Turkey, dressing, gravy, butternut squash au gratin, , butternut squash au gratin, Brussels sprouts, roasted root vegetables served in the kitchen . . .gingered green beans, cornnbread, pumpkin rolls, cranberry apple compote,, cranberry sauce, green salad....and probably more stuff I've forgotten on the table.  And solemn attention to eating....
 
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11 comments:

Ms. A said...

Now that's a table! Lots of good food to feed the masses. Bet you were ready to prop your feet up after all was said and done... and eaten.

Sam Hoffer @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a fabulous Thanksgiving with family and friends. It made our group look small. You're right - people care about the people and the food and what a fabulous feast you provided.

Have fun in Asheville today.
Sam

Brian Miller said...

you had a big table there...smiles...glad it was good...malaprops is such a cool place...huge poetry section as well...stopped in there a few times the weekend we were in town...

B. Rogers, Living in Black Mountain said...

Sounds like your feast was one for the joy of eating as well as the joy of friendship.

Lise said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day! I know how you feel about the pictures...so busy in the kitchen and with family my camera was a little neglected:)

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

I've heard that George Washington placed boards on saw horses to make temporary dining tables at Mt. Vernon. We love Malaprops; wish we could join you today. Jim

L. D. said...

What a great table, extended, making everyone feel welcomed at the table. Your food all looks great. I am sure it was a fun day.

Juliet Batten said...

You had my mouth watering! So good to support the independent booksellers. I depend on them for selling my books and appreciate their dedication to good reads.

Glenda Beall said...

How wonderful for your family that you can have them all for Thanksgiving. Your table looks like the one at my parents' home when I was young and the seven of us and our spouses and the grandkids, etc. came for a special meal.
Thanks for sharing and I know you had a good time at Malaprops.
Hope you sold lots of books.
I really enjoy your blog, Vicki.

Vicki Lane said...

MAlaprop's was jumpin'! I met a few blog friends and a woman I hadn't seen in years and spoke with another woman who wants to sign up for my writing class. I Christmas wrapped a lot of books -- it was good to see the support -- all those folks buying local!

FOLKWAYS NOTEBOOK said...

What a deliciously fun day! -- barbara