Friday, November 25, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving!

  1. We are thankful for the family that's been there since we were born.
  2. We are thankful for the family we've created, and for the responsibility of raising Gabriel.
  3. We are thankful for our friends, old and new.
  4. We are thankful for our health.
  5. We are thankful for the fact that we no longer have to budget to buy milk.
  6. We are thankful for our beautiful new house and the country around us.
  7. We are thankful for Matt's great job.
  8. We are thankful for the great meal we had yesterday. Here are some photos:

Chip helped us pick out good potatoes to mash.

The little guy got a bath, a hair cut, and looked sharp for Thanksgiving dinner.

We had a great spread: turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, rolls, and Toasted Head Chardonnay.

The turkey was the best we've ever had. It was stuffed with aromatics like apple, onion, rosemary, sage, and cinnamon, and it was covered with a chardonnay-soaked cheesecloth while baking. It was so moist and tender that you can see where we pressed it with a fork.

The rolls were made from scratch and were delicious, too. It was a great meal, and will be great leftovers for the next month and a half!