Monday, November 26, 2007

Thanksgiving 2007!

We had a wonderful “Turkey” Day! I hope everyone got enough food! I think we are down to the last of our leftovers. Bring on Christmas!

Here are some pictures of the three day celebration.

Thanksgiving Eve has become quite the “party” night at Rebecca Lane – mostly lots of prep-cooking, catching up and breaking into some of the holiday wine. Sandra and I also celebrated 10 years at Rebecca Lane. My how time flies!

Thanksgiving was wonderful...we had a beautiful sunny day (but cold) and the first ever, brined turkey (thanks, Spice Hunter) came out very tasty (and not at all salty). All the side dishes came out beautifully and the “new” roasted butternut squash with blue cheese and pecans (thanks, Nigella) was a huge hit! The best part of the day was being totally organized and having time to sit on my butt and watch some football, listen to some music and chat with my family.

Sandra’s tablescape – flowers courtesy of Dad and Rosemary

After dinner was digested and a few of us napped, we had a little friendly “Lou” game (for old time’s sake). Fun! We got fleeced by Mr. and Mrs. “card shark”. Too bad we didn’t have 5 or 6 more people playing (HA HA HA, Pop….you were a legend).

Friday we hit the Washington County wineries for our third annual wine tasting tour. Our first stop was Alloro Vineyards – beautiful Tuscan inspired winery. We drove all around Washington County (got lost only once) and enjoyed the scenery (thanks to Brian our designated driver 2 years in a row). Most of the vineyards had some yummy appetizers and really interesting wines (mostly Pinots). We had no problems finding Gypsy Dancer this year and also hit Lawton Winery where I bought a bottle of dry Riesling (go figure). All in all a good day...great weekend!

Enjoy the pictures!