I hope all of you had a Thanksgiving as wonderful as mine was. We started the day with a delicious pancake breakfast, followed by the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, and then some football intermingled with early dinner preparations. After a light lunch, we relaxed a while before finishing our dinner.
The only downside of the day was that our sweet little Steven didn't feel well. He woke us up in the wee hours of Wednesday morning wheezing - scared us not a little bit. He felt a little better yesterday than he did on Wednesday, but he's still wheezing and tired even today. All symptoms point to a not-so-fun experience with croup. Today he seems to be pretty happy despite the residual wheezing, so hopefully we're on the mend!
The girls decided they wanted to dress up in honor of our Thanksgiving celebration. It was really sweet. I might be biased, but aren't they pretty?
And here is the feast, for which we were incredibly grateful! I am thrilled and blessed to be married to an incredible chef who created quite the masterpiece. After much praying over and considering Thanksgiving dinner, Doug settled on Cornish game hens, having seen his favorite TV chef create a delicious looking Cornish game hen dish. We ended up with our hens cooked three ways - one on the grill, one oven pan fried, and a third cooked on the rotisserie, all with different seasonings. They were absolutely mouth-watering! He also cooked twice baked potatoes, green beans prepared in the traditions of both the Browning family (green bean casserole) and the Hibbard family (sweet-n-sour green beans), and an apple crisp (that we actually still haven't gotten around to eating!). I tossed a salad and tried out a couple of new homemade roll recipes - we definitely have a favorite now! Top it off with our favorite punch, and we had a delicious feast!
I am so thankful for so many things, and I am trying more and more to be very verbal about those things. I am thankful for you, our family and friends, who love, support, and encourage us. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving, and may you have a wonderful start to your Christmas season.