The holiday was particularly special this year because my Mom and StepDad are here. In September God spared his life in a near death event and now that he is making excellent progress in his recovery we are grateful and thankful for God's mercies.
And of course my handsome and charming grandson, the actor, made his way from Hollywood to be with us in the desert. Here he is with his grandfather, my dh.
And his great grandmother, my Mom.
Dear daughter, the fabulous cook was at her best again for this holiday. Here she is with her nephew and her favorite actor.
We had an addition to the table this year; an artist friend of dear daughter who added not only delicious homemade rolls to the feast, but also her sparkling wit. She's hiked the Grand Canyon rim to rim in one day, so you know we had a lot to talk about.
A lovely and eclectic table was set with a fabulous flower arrangement.
There was turkey, stuffing, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes and gravy, fresh cranberry relish, green bean casserole, a new recipe with yams, garlic, and cheese, a wilted spinach and mushroom salad with a spicy orange dressing and lots of really fine wine.
Here dd brings the salad to the table while friend and grandson give a toast.
Then of course we have to talk about dessert. Oh my, a luscious pumpkin pie with real whip cream and a chocolate pumpkin torte.
I ate most of my calories for the day in this meal (1200) but my breakfast was an orange and my lunch was fresh spinach with very light dressing. I additionally burned 1001 calories yesterday on a hike and another 300 this morning on a fast uphill walk and a slow downhill jog. So I'm really full, but I'm so thankful and grateful for so many blessings this Thanksgiving.