In addition to the regular all American Thanksgiving meal of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, dressing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, corn caserole, salads, pies etc, etc, etc, we had a couple of "family" appetizers. Son Chuck brought venison sausage made from this year's deer hunt. It was very good.
And the smoked salmon below came from our trip to Alaska this summer. Son Chris smoked and canned it for us, and it was very good also.
And I want you all to know that I did not get up early today and join the mobs rushing into the malls looking for the bargain of the century. Nope. Not me. Ain't gonna happen! I did run into town for lunch at daughter Kari's house. I had pumpkin pie with whooped cream. Now I'm fixing a meal exactly like the one we had last night, minus the pies. And then I think I'll take the CHEAP artificial tree out of it's box and see how bad it looks. I like to have my tree up the whole month of December, and on into the first week of January. But, we're leaving for our winter trip on December 28th this year, so if I want to enjoy it for a few weeks I'd best put it up now.
Have I told you about our winter trip? We're heading somewhere we've never been. Texas! It's an easy trip. We'll hop on Interstate 35 and head down to San Antonio and from there to Corpus Christi and the Navy base there. Then we plan to meet our dear friends from Maryland, Glenn and Carole, and then we"ll head across the bridge to North Padre Island where we plan to camp for awhile. Carole is my quilting buddy, and Glenn is Ernie's golfing and biscuits and gravy buddy, so we hope to have fun. And, of course, I plan to take advantage of the Gulf for photos and other blog opportunities. I'm looking forward to the trip, the sunshine, and the Gulf. Oh, and a stop in Oklahoma to meet a blogging friend! See you soon, Lisa!