I got up early put the turkey in the oven then went out to do the chores. I bought a 12 pound turkey so it needs to cook about 4 hours. I always use an oven bag to keep the bird more moist. All I put on it was a sage and butter rub.
Back inside I had a smoothie for breakfast then started my Thanksgiving dinner fixins. Hubbie vacuumed and did some cleaning while I cooked. I made sweet potato casserole, deviled eggs, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing,green beans, cranberry relish (from fresh cranberries) and apple cobbler for dessert. Some of my family are coming for lunch and others for supper today so there will be a couple things added for the evening meal.
#2 son and #1 son were our only guest at lunch, #1 son brought corn casserole, made by d-in-love with him.
Daughter went to meet her new boyfriend's family at their Thanksgiving lunch and D-in-love is cleaning house.
It all was very delicious and enjoyed by all four of us. I ate way too much as usual !!
After both sons left hubbie and I rested for a little while then he went out to help #1 son cut down a large dead oak tree in the woods in front of our house for some extra firewood.
Talked to daughter who got up early to run in the "Turkey Trot" race down town with over 500 more folks who braved the 30 degree temps this morning. It started at 8:30.
We will be meeting the new boyfriend at supper tonight.
I fixed some glazed carrots to go with the rest of the left overs for supper tonight.
Both son's came back plus d-in-love, g-son, daughter and her new boyfriend. He was nice and seemed to fit in with the family well.
After we all ate way too much we gathered in the living room to watch the UNC basketball game and visit to let our food settle.
After the game everyone decided to hit the mall for the early black Friday specials. Hubbie and I went to Penny's and Belks. We didn't find anything at Pennys but I go boots and bedroom slippers at Belks plus a gift for g-son and hubbie found a couple pairs of dress pants on the sale.
As we walked back to the van we passed Sears and saw a very good deal on a gas grill. We need to replace our old one and hubbie has been watching for a after season sale so this deal came home with us.
We outlasted all the kids who were home in bed long before we got home,haha.
It was after 11:00 when we got home with our deals.
As I gazed into a beautiful late fall sunset I said a heartfelt Thankful prayer to God tonight for a wonderful Thanksgiving day and for a loving family to share it with.
Hope all my blogger friends had a great Thanksgiving day.
Good Night and God Bless.