Saturday, December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving & the Uptown lighting

This past Thanksgiving was wonderful. After an early breakfast, we spent the first half of the day at a nursing home and an assisted living facility. Often the residents in these facilities are overlooked during holidays so we brought them some Thanksgiving cheer and most importantly, just conversed with them. I hope it was as rewarding for them as it was for us. When we got home I made the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.
For breakfast I made cinnamon rolls and biscuits with gravy and sausage.
During the day while I was working on dinner, I made a pumpkin dip for apples and a camembert en croute.
This was the dinner spread.
Some of our turkey.
This is what we had on the table, in addition to the rolls, deviled eggs, and that unusual, yet somehow a tradition, cranberry jelly-roll goo from a can.
And of course it isn't Thanksgiving without a pumpkin pie :-)
In the evening, Phil surprised me by taking me to the Uptown lighting of the trees event. There were choirs singing, Santa and his reindeer, and fireworks. I had never heard of fireworks on Thanksgiving before, but it was awesome. Since the fireworks were shot off from the tops of the office buildings, they were exceptionally beautiful because they were reflective in the office windows. I particularly liked how the fireworks were accompanied by Christmas music, and how the last song was the Hallelujah Chorus. What a fantastic way to dive into the Christmas season!
xoxo Darby

4 comments :

Anne said...

Ooooo, what recipe did you use for those buns? They look delish! :)

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

A lovely recipe by.... Pillsbury ;-)
I only make homemade cinnamon rolls once a year, and that's for Christmas. They take too much effort haha!

Anne said...

:) Yes, they really are a lot of work! But they look yummy.

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

These came right from the frozen section....took NO effort! I'll apply myself next week when my sister can help for Christmas :-) I hear you are flying in next week too?

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