11.24.2007

a Week to Prepare and an Hour to Enjoy!

I love having Thanksgiving at my house, because it is pretty much the only time of year that I get excited to cook. I try to follow all the advice from Martha and WS...and for weeks in advance, I prepare a little each day. Of course I dont have pictures of the actual evening...but I did take a couple of the preparation!


Rob and I started Brining our turkeys a couple years ago...so now we wouldnt cook one without the 24 hour salt bath!

This year I tried something different for my pie crusts...
I have to admit, I loved how they turned out!

It was fun to have kids old enough to enjoy it this year!

I wish I had pictures of the food table...that was a vision!

11 comments:

Amelia Hannah Brubaker said...

chels, you are amazing. it kills me how all out you go for things. i need to be more like you. im sure everything looked beautiful on the table! i am so excited to see you in a couple weeks!

Rachel said...

We had the same kids table!! When you get to Texas, we will have to get you frying or smoking your turkeys lol!!

Beautiful!! You are so organized!! Email me where to send your Chrsitmas card this year.

Love, Rach

Ashley said...

Chelsea - this is amazing! Who did you guys eat dinner with? I love how your pies turned out - so beautiful!

Elise said...

That's thanksgiving C style! Seriously perfect : ) love the pie crust too! When are you headed to the UT? I'm going in a few weeks too.

Thackerays said...

Wow! These pies look great! It looks like you had a wonderful meal! Good for you for putting on Thanksgiving... I don't think I'll be doing Thanksgiving until I'm 50. -Leslie

Steve and Cami said...

Are you kidding me Chelsea? That all looks just perfect. Wow.

sara said...

wow, impressive pie! it looks so yummy!

Dave and Miranda said...

It all looks so good! My pie sucked. I forgot to take my cutters up to Midway, where I made it...and it turned out too juicy. Everyone was nice about it, but I was slightly disappointed (at least the plate was beautiful!) I love your little kid turkey plates. Fun times.

Dave and Miranda said...

It all looks so good! My pie sucked. I forgot to take my cutters up to Midway, where I made it...and it turned out too juicy. Everyone was nice about it, but I was slightly disappointed (at least the plate was beautiful!) I love your little kid turkey plates. Fun times.

The LeRoy's said...

wow! You are quite the little homemaker! The pies look really good.

Wade Family said...

Hey Chelsea this is Jessie Wolfe Wade and I just wanted to say hello and tell you what an amazing family you have its fun to be able to check in with you and the fam.. It looks like you guys are having a great time. Love the pics of the Thanksgiving Dinner.. I was also wondering how you got that cute background paper on you blog?? love the wades.. www.jessieandjared.blogspot.com