Sunday, December 2, 2012

First Thanksgiving in Boston

We moved into our house in Winchester one week before Thanksgiving.  One of the great things about being Mormon is that people are on the lookout for someone who might need help.  We showed up at church not knowing a soul, and before church even started, we had an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner.  Now, I probably could have thrown together a dinner and cooked it up for my family all on my own.  But I think it may have been a little depressing after having spent every Thanksgiving as long as I can remember with a whole bunch of people.  I was so happy to have someone to share the holiday with, even if we didn't even know them.  The food was wonderful and we had a good time making new friends.

A few week later when we were a little more settled, I decided to have Thanksgiving dinner part two.  One of the hard things about not hosting Thanksgiving is the lack of leftovers.  After reading all the posts on Facebook about the Turkey sandwiches, Thanksgiving casseroles and general food enjoyment being had by all my friend who had leftovers, I decided I wanted them too.

So here is our Thanksgiving spread:
JW never keeps is arms folded for a prayer. I think he may have been excited!
I made Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet potato casserole, rolls, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and peas pickles and cheese.  It was delicious and best of all, it was all ready on time.  I think I may have to host next year on actual Thanksgiving day and invite some other poor lonely soul who just left behind their family.  I think I could do it!

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