Friday, November 25, 2005

First Thanksgiving!

Yesterday marked the First Thanksgiving in our new house. We usually celebrate on Thanksgiving Day with Jay's family at his parents house. This year none of his siblings were coming "home", so we offered to have it at our house and cook the big bird. Jay's parents came over and we invited a couple from church and their daughter Ava. They are from Wisconsin stationed here with the Navy. It was such a beautiful day, blue skies, 75 degrees and a nice breeze. (Hey that rhymes!) I cooked in the kitchen while listening to Christmas music and Jay took care of the boys, while he set up a target for shooting a bow and arrow. The day was going well until it was time to eat, we had everything ready and Jay was carving the turkey, and then I heard "it's not done!" We checked the temperature, looked at the juices and after 5 hours of cooking and 15 bastings, the bird was not done. Oh well, we popped it back in the oven and started eating everything else, which was actually plenty. So the turkey cooked another 1/2 hour and it was one good bird, gotta thank Chuck Williams for his recipe, Herb-Roasted Turkey The table set and ready for our guests! Here's Jay, Sean, Ian, Tim and Ava in the wagon going on a hayride after dinner. Ava and Ian with their Indian (oops! Native American) headresses on!

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