A Very Lucy and Ethel Thanksgiving

It’s Thanksgiving Lucy and Ethel!  We had a wonderful time on Thanksgiving filled with family and we hope you did too!

So you may all be asking, “What do Lucy and Ethel do when they have 12 hungry people crowded in the living room?” Well first of all, like many of our adventures, we start with a good drink. This occasion called for something special. We made apple cider sangria which is like drinking one of those fall scented candles. The good apple cinnamon ones. It also warms one up on a chilly night.

Fresh apple cider, pinot grigio, brandy, club soda and sliced apples and pear.

Fresh apple cider, pinot grigio, brandy, club soda and sliced apples and pear.

Then we got down and dirty in the kitchen while the boys channeled their inner redneck and fired up the turkey fryer! That’s right, we were fryin’ a turkey in the driveway. It was delicious.

Mmmmmm...... fried turkey......

Mmmmmm…… fried turkey……

Lucy was frying up bacon for the green beans (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/patrick-and-gina-neely/green-beans-and-bacon-recipe/index.html) and prepping the butternut squash mac ‘n cheese. Meanwhile, Eth was roasting the sweet potatoes and getting the bulgur wheat stuffing http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/bulgur_stuffing_with_dried_cranberries_hazelnuts.html) and homemade applesauce warmed up. Ricky and Fred’s mom provided the mashed potatoes because as Lucy will tell you, it’s not Thanksgiving without the mashed potatoes. She also provided the marshmallow topped mashed sweet potatoes because Fred only likes mom’s sweet potatoes. That’s OK, we respect mom’s cooking. 🙂  No, we didn’t forget the cranberry sauce which, of course, was homemade as well thanks to Ricky and Fred’s grandma.  The kids even got involved and made little turkey treats for each place setting thanks to Better Homes and Gardens easy craft which can be found at http://www.hgtv.com/handmade/thanksgiving-place-card-and-party-favor/index.html.

Top it all off with apple and pumpkin pie, ice cream and M&M cookies to complete our meal.

It was a very happy Lucy and Ethel Thanksgiving!

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