I love how we continue to familate (i just made that up, but it works) as adults... no easy feat given the many years and miles we span. Yay, us! 5 of the big 6 were together at Thanksgiving, and I took the week off for visiting and cooking.
The day before the big event, BigBrother S was witness to and participant in the annual pie production. Those design classes at Rolla really paid off, as this is where engineering meets art:
Speaking of engineering, I could've used some structural support to hold together the gluten-free pastry for the next pie. After much trouble (and some profanity) I carefully transferred the rolled and cut pieces outside to chill before weaving. When I went to retrieve it later, I found this:
|Apparently Ollie is now gluten-free|
(Note to self: get taller cooling rack) Back to the drawing board...
|Strawberry Rhubarb take two|
Turkey Central was not only host to Thanksgiving dinner; it was also the happy recipient of the Sib Service Brigade who performed surgery on my deck and gutters. Here is the doctor and his first assist before the big procedure:
Later that day...
|Shoulder surgery, Shmoulder surgery!|
|Barkeep and patron|
And then we were ready for dinner:
It really does take a village...the boys washed all the china, silver, and crystal by hand at the end of the night.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!