thankful for our butterball

we recently started a parent group and our fellow group members looked at us like we were nuts when we announced we were hosting thanksgiving. ned’s parents made the trek from atlanta to be with us for thanksgiving and we were happy to have them here for the feasting. thanks to ned’s countless hours in the kitchen and my two or three, and with the help of grandparents who can both entertain a baby for hours and cook a delicious turkey, it all turned out quite well.  here are some scenes from the week.

we took a boat trip around seattle and josephine slept through the entire thing.

we took a boat trip around seattle and josephine slept through the entire thing.

on lake union

on lake union

potato peeling action shot.

potato peeling action shot.

the cranberry bread. ned's mom makes this every thanksgiving. when ned and i spent our first thanksgiving together, i called his mom on the sly and asked her for the recipe so i could surprise him by making it. i don't think i'd even met his mom yet. feeling smug and sneaky, i went to the store to buy a bag of cranberries and guess which recipe was printed on the bag...

the cranberry bread. ned's mom makes this every thanksgiving. when ned and i spent our first thanksgiving together, i called his mom on the sly and asked her for the recipe so i could surprise him by making it. i don't think i'd met his mom yet and was grateful she shared the recipe with me. feeling smug and sneaky, i went to the store to buy a bag of cranberries. guess which recipe was printed on the bag...

ned's plate. we had to roll him away from the table. from the top we've got mashed potatoes, wild rice salad, stuffing with kale and pine nuts, turkey, cranberries, and cranberry bread.

ned's plate. we had to roll him away from the table. from the top we've got mashed potatoes, wild rice salad, stuffing with kale and pine nuts, turkey, cranberries, and cranberry bread.

good thing it's not possible to spoil a baby because josephine would be rotten after basking in her grandparents' attentions all week.

good thing it's not possible to spoil a baby because josephine would be rotten after basking in her grandparents' attentions all week.


One Response to “thankful for our butterball”

  • Tracy Ro Says:

    I love that bread! I remember you making it for us and telling me the story that is the recipe on the bag:) Looks like a feast and a fun week with the grandparents.