Our Thanksgiving

We had one of the most blessed, fun and full Thanksgiving. We used our roaster oven for the first time making something like a turkey. I had used it once before to make baked potatoes, but I’ve never used it to make any sort of meat. I had heard that it cooked things quicker, but everything I read said a 20lb not stuffed turkey would take 4-5 hours. It took only 3 1/2 hours and was done about 2 hours before our guests were suppose to start showing up. 🙁 I wasn’t worried about our Thanksgiving until that happen. I was worried that the turkey would be cold, dry or both. But thankfully it turned out great. It was one of the most moist turkey’s I’ve ever made. We are already excited to use it more and more. I think I’ve found my new way to make my meats. 🙂

The fellowship was the best. The two families we had invited over had never met each other before, but they got along splendidly. We ate and sat around and talked for hours. It was so nice, we talked about the Lord, our lives and many other things. I was so blessed by all of them and the food that they bought was the best. We have been eating leftovers today, and I’m still savoring every bite.

Here are some pictures from our day.

These are the desserts we made the day before Thanksgiving.

It was shockingly warm for Thanksgiving. I took this picture the day before, but it was the same temp on Thanksgiving too. It was so nice.

Keeping the food warm.

Adult table.

Kid’s table.



Food. 😀

Lots and lots of food.

And more food.

The kids enjoying their meal.

We enjoyed our meal too.

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9 thoughts on “Our Thanksgiving”

  1. wow delicious looking food and beautiful table settings. So glad it was such a great day for you. Thanks for sharing with the pictures.

  2. Such a lovely Thanksgiving! We had the very opposite issue with our turkey. I planned on it taking like 4 hours and instead it went 5 1/2 hours! We did overstuff it, though 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have a few of those same dishes. I never bought a complete set so I think I have something like two salad plates left. The food looks yummy, we usually have a few families over for Thanksgiving. Missed that this year but we had a good day despite the separation from Daddy.

  4. Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. I have yet to look into the roaster, but need to do that. We got out all our Christmas things yesterday and have been enjoying leftovers ourselves. Enjoy your weekend. Blessings. Heather

  5. Would you look at all that food!!! I love Thanksgiving. I am glad your turkey turned out OK. I have one in the freezer to make soon. I let my Dad do ours this year and it was great. I need to figure this out though. I don’t have a roaster, so I will try a bag. Have a wonderful rest of your weekend. Do you start school back on Monday? We do and I am afraid it will be hardest on me! I am enjoying this little break. 🙂

  6. This was the first year we decided to celebrate American Thanksgiving (since we were packing for Scotland on Canadian Thanksgiving). Instead of celebrating with my family, I ended up thanking God for his mercies in keeping my Dad through an accident that could have been far far worse–and being three hours away from my family looking after him.

    But even though we couldn’t celebrate the day together, I am very very thankful about many things!

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