One of the things I love about Thanksgiving is that it is truly a seasonal feast: pumpkin pie! cranberry sauce! brussel sprouts! All things you generally only get in the fall. So I thought we'd do summer variations on the Thanksgiving foods. We had the Thanksgiving staples of turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing as well as roasted summer squash, zucchini bread, tomato cobbler, peach pie, and half a blueberry pie. Don't ask me why only half a blueberry pie, ask this one:
(This photo was taken months before the blueberry pie eating incident, but she still looks guilty doesn't she?)
Probably true to any first-time Thanksgiving hoster, I had a bit of a meltdown. I may or may not have cried in the Wal-Mart parking lot after spending an hour and a half looking for a turkey fryer. Lesson learned: Even if a website tells you something is in stock, it may not actually be -- and the people working at Wal-Mart are less than helpful. Luckily Kevin talked me down, assured me we still had time to roast the bird if I came home right away. I was skeptical, and debated buying some rotisserie chickens as a back-up but Kevin was right - we roasted the bird in plenty of time. Second lesson learned: It is impossible to buy a turkey fryer in August.
Overall, it was a first-time summersgiving success.
Not pictured is the Thanksgiving requisite of falling asleep on the couch after dinner. One thing happened that rarely happens at the traditional Thanksgiving though...