Sunday, October 7, 2007


This Thanksgiving everyone is busy.
My parents are at a wedding, my sis is moving into her new house, and my brother is busy with his in-laws.
So this year I am making my first turkey and all the fixings.
I did call my Mom early this morning to get a run through of what I should do...
but I am really doing it all myself.
First thing I did was make my first apple pie and
pumpkin pie.
Crusts and fillings all by myself....
if you can't tell already I am so excited and happy to be doing this.

Apple pie before it was baked.

My kids eyeballs fell out when they saw the size of it.

So did my husbands...he also laughed and asked how we were going to cut it.

All baked.

The sugar browned a little more than I would have liked.

My first pumpkin pie.
My Daughter has very bad food allergies which includes milk and dairy products.
So I have to make everything friendly for her.

My hubby getting the turkey ready for me to stuff.
Hubby not the turkey!

Set for dinner.

I even got my good china out.

A gift from my Mom... they were her grandma's before.

Beautiful Mother of Pearl handles.

The centerpiece my girls made for the table.

Ready for dinner.

Perfect cranberries... a must have!

Dinners ready!

Fresh carrots, cauliflower and broccoli.

The baby has started filling his plate

The turkey... it was perfect... did I mention this was
my first time cooking one.

My son is ready to eat!

Looks good... will you all join us?

A must... this was hard work!
To all the Mothers out there that cook wonderful meals.
Cheers to you all!
Thanks Mom!

Pie still to come... but first, I need a rest!!


Sandra said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Ally! Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Your apple pie looks did a great job. Pumpkin pie is my favourite and a must have for Thanksgiving.

Love the picture of your hubby with the turkey, lol! He's a good sport. :o)

dot said...

Happy Thanksgiving! I didn't realize you were in Canada.I don't know what looks the best, the turkey, pies, cranberries, or that cute husband!

mosaic queen said...

Hello Miss Ally!!
That meal looks FABULOUS!!!!! Great Job!!
And those pies........they should be on the cover of some magazine!

Kahshe Cottager said...

You did a great job with your first turkey ... and I didn't even get to taste it! 8-(


Orange Blossom Goddess (aka Heather) said...

That pie was huge!! I'm glad the turkey was a success!!

Naturegirl said...

Good for you! Everything looks yummy and mile high apple pie well you can't beat that! Congratulations on your first attempt! hugs NG

claire said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

The pic of your husband with the turkey reminds me of that famous scene from "Friends" hee, hee!

And those pies look delish!

Good to have you back.

Carmen said...

Very happy thanksgiving to you!
Very happy to hear from you again!
How are you? I guess tired from all that cooking.
Mmmmm, Pie looks awesome!
Are you ready for some company to come and help you eat all those leftovers?
LOL ;-)

Bimbimbie said...

Hi Ally - well done, I would have wanted to start with that fantastic looking apple pie lol bet you slept well that night after all that effort Smiles *!*