Monday, November 19, 2007

Thanksgiving The New Fashioned Way

Thanksgiving for our family this year will be quite small and intimate. Only 10 of us. Penee decided that maybe we should forgo the usual homemade fare in favor of someone else doing all the work. So we threw out some ideas; Provo Marriott, Mimi's (Lexi and My choices), Chuck-a-rama (HB's choice). Well we made our reservation last week at Mimi's. Hooray, now Lexi is not going through with her threatened boycott and is celebrating with us.

Here is what we will be having:

Holiday Turkey Dinner

  • Corn Chowder, French Market Onion Soup or Chicken Gumbo
  • Caesar Salad or Chilled Green Salad
  • Fresh Roasted Turkey Breast or Tender Dark Meat
  • Cornbread Stuffing with Celery, Onion & Sage
  • Homemade Mashed Potatoes
  • hipped Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar & Spice
  • Fresh Steamed Vegetables
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Fresh Baked Carrot Raisin Nut Bread
  • Warm Baguette
  • Pumpkin Pie with Whipped Cream, Rich Chocolate Mousse Pie or Mimis Bread Pudding
Random side notes- Going to a restaurant ended up being very fortuitous. Penee spent the weekend in the emergency room with Kidney stones and who knows when they will pass. The last thing my dear mother needs is to be worried about a Thanksgiving dinner.

Random side note 2- As we were a little late to the reservation party, our official reservation is at 10:30. I figure we won't actually be eating until around 11:15. Still a little Thanksgiving brunch never hurt anyone....right?


shoeaddict said...

Sounds fantastic! I'm hoping Penee is better soon. Kidney stones- no joke.

Love you ;)

wendy said...

I have to say that is sounds wonderful! I'm sure Colby would love it if we could just go to a restaurant- you know, that means less time with extended family for him...