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A Successful Feast

Posted Nov 26 2010 12:00am
Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! 

With lots of school work to do, I decided to stay local for Thanksgiving this year.  I threw an overnight bag in the car hit & the road for Charlotte yesterday morning to spend a couple of days with one of my best friends, Kim, and her family.

As you can see, Kim’s mom did a wonderful job with the cooking .  The turkey had the most beautiful color and was so moist! 

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Kim’s dad handled the carving… you can tell he’s had experience!

And then there were the sides.  I never thought roasted onions could look and taste so great! 

Fresh veggies marinating in a vinaigrette dressing

Green bean casserole… a classic southern tradition.  Look at that bacon!   Red heart

And yummy, seasoned sweet potatoes

I topped off my plate with stuffing, gravy  & the most delicious roasted garlic mashed potatoes… I’m a sucker for mashed potatoes.

Not bad for round one!

I went back for round two and quickly realized after a couple of bites that I was stuffed… but that was no excuse not to move on to dessert!  It is Thanksgiving, after all. 

I finished off the feast with a slice of my pumpkin cheesecake  , which I made Wednesday evening and brought to share.  It’s super easy and everyone loved it!

It was a wonderfully relaxing two days.  I’m thankful for so many things, my family, friends, good health, a great graduate program and for being able to share this day with my North Carolina family! 

I’m well rested and settling in at home in Chapel Hill tonight, waiting for my dad to arrive tomorrow morning.  He’s en route to Florida for the winter and will be spending a couple of days in Chapel Hill with me… perfect timing for some fatherly guidance on picking out and putting up my first Christmas tree, this weekend!

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