Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

Thanksgiving was a success!  Our family and friends joined us for a day full of fun, food, and Dallas Cowboys football. I love my family! Here's what we did...

The week before, my girls made some salt dough Christmas tree ornaments to give to our family and friends on Thanksgiving day. 

The menu was finalized, and only one item didn't make it to the table...the caramel apple pie.  We already had 3 desserts, which was plenty for 12 people.  

Thanksgiving Dinner 2010


Spinach Dip with Tortilla Chips
Chilled Shrimp with Cocktail Sauce
Cheese/Salami/Cracker Platter
Fruit Tray with Thanksgiving Fruit Dip


Bill’s Famous Deep Fried Turkey
Honey Baked Spiral Ham
Country Dressing
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes with Turkey Gravy
Macaroni and Cheese
Green Bean Casserole
Vegetable & Tomato Tian
Sweet Potato Casserole
Cranberry Sauce
Dinner Rolls


Caramel Apple Pie
Coconut Cream Pie
Maple Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Caramel Sauce
Fresh Whipped Cream And/Or Vanilla Ice Cream
The night before Thanksgiving, my oldest daughter helped me make all this good stuff:

Cranberry Mandarin Orange Sauce
Coconut Cream Pie

Maple Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Cheesecake (topped with caramel sauce later)

The dinner rolls were also prepared and put in the fridge to rise overnight. 

The tables were set

The Thanksgiving wreath I made earlier that day was on the front door to welcome our family and friends

And it's finally time for some shut eye before finishing up in the morning! ZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZzzzzzz

I woke up bright and early to finish preparing the rest of the side dishes for our big dinner.  The ladies in the family set up all the appetizers on the kitchen table. 

My girls were hungry and thirsty...they dug right in

The girls patiently waited at the front door for our family to arrive

Family arrived...

Bill fried up our turkey

Just look at this big moist Turkey with crispy skin!

While the ladies helped me finish up the rest of the meal. 

The girls are ready to eat

The food's hot and ready...amazingly so!

Bill's Fried Turkey
Honey Glazed Ham

Country Dressing

Mom's Cheesy Green Bean Casserole
Sweet Potato Casserole
Vegetable and Tomato Tian
Garlic Mashed Potatoes & Turkey Gravy
Bill's Pea Salad
After the big Turkey dinner, we were all stuffed. It was time to relax and enjoy some family fun time. Our girls put on a concert for us. Our Taylor wants to be the next Taylor Swift...

and Jordyn will be her backup musician...

while Madison watches with pride...


I'm so thankful for my family! I love them all so much!


  1. I am Rhondi's mom, one of the lucky one's that got to participate in eating all of this lovely food. I was so full I didn't get to bed until after midnight. Everything was wonderful, Bills turkey was moist and very flavorful, as usual, the ham with the glaze was ohhhh so good and all of the vegies were awesome. Oh don't forget agout all of the desert. I was really too full to eat any, but did it anyway. We appreciate all of your hard work Rhondi!!! You are the best daughter ever.

  2. Rhondi,
    Your meal sounds and looks so wonderful! I'm so glad you had such a great day. Thanks for the award...super nice of you to think of me!
    Have a good one!
    ~Jamie did your rolls turn out? Did you try freezing the dough?

  3. Oh my gosh, what an amazing looking feast. Way to go with that fried turkey. Those cookie ornaments also look really pretty. Your girls did a great job. Thanks for the award. You're so sweet.

  4. First of all, your husband looks so much like mine that it's scary - confirming my belief that we are, perhaps, culinary soul sisters :-)

    I loved this.

    I have always wanted to try a deep fried turkey and yours looks amazing.

    The whole day did - and your girls are so beautiful.

    Thank you so much as well, for the award. It's the first my blog has ever recieved and is much appreciated.

    Glad you had such a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  5. Oooooh I'll take a piece of Coconut Cream Pie Please!!! It all looks so delicious Rhondi!


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