Sunday, November 27, 2011

Homemaker Monday: Images From An American Thanksgiving in Mexico

I've been a horrible blogger lately! The holiday season is a busy time for everyone and I'm no exception. My favorite part about the holidays, though, is Christmas music.... listening to it and making it. This season I am involved in no less than four musical groups who are all holding performances in December. And I absolutely love it! However, it doesn't leave a lot of time to write my thoughts, so thank you very much for your patience. :)

For today's post, I'd just like to share a few pictures of our Thanksgiving dinner. There were about 40 people in attendance, and the most amazing thing was that everything went smoothly and according to plan. I don't think I ever felt stressed out during the preparations at all.... and I don't think that's ever happened before. And I don't know why it happened, but it felt like a miracle. Even my mother commented how non-stressed I seemed and she was right. Even when someone in my family said something that hurt me, I let it go very quickly and cheerfully went right on with my preparations. I've been reading a lot of self-help books lately, so perhaps I can credit it to that.

Anyways, I have never seen so much food in any domestic residence, ever, in my life. There were at least 30 dishes of food, plus 21 pies. It was completely insane. And yes, there were leftovers, but the pies only lasted for 2 days on the counter, what with teenage boys coming in and out all day and night.

All in all, it was a wonderful day, and what made it extra-special was that my mother came into town to celebrate the holiday with us. I hope your day was, as the twins say it, "Weally, weally awe-yum!"

Thanks for listening! :)


(My mother is going to kill me for posting this picture.)


Okay, now it's your turn! What recipes, tips or homemaking how-tos do you have for us today? Can't wait to read! Thanks so much for your visits and links and I hope you have a wonderful Homemaker Monday! :)


Jill@ said...

I shared my video for making Grain-Free, DF Coconut Date Linzer Cookies and my Roasted Beet Salad. Lastly, I shared an article the Auto Immune Crisis and What to Do About It!
Thanks for hosting!

Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

Looks like a wonderful time and the food looks delicious! Thanks so much for hosting :)

Carrie @ My Favorite Finds said...

I know how you feel about being busy with blogging, life, and in my case even a job outside of blogging :). I'm so glad your Thanksgiving was great. Thanks for hosting today!

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Jen! ;->
I so totally should have had lunch BEFORE linking my posting up. MERCY!!! Now I am ubber hungry. Thanks a lot friend. o;-p

As for the picture of your mom. I can see both her love and her sense of humor beaming from her face. She's beautiful!

Very happy for you that your day was so stress free! :-D!!

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

Your celebration looks amazing! I was in the Yucatan at a resort for Thanksgiving this year and loved the weather, the spa, and the tequila. I shared a tomato soup recipe ..

Patty said...

Looks like you had a wonderful celebration! Thanks for hosting this week. I've added the pork chop bake,

Elder Romney's mission said...

Your mother looks beautiful and the rolls looked amazing!

Anonymous said...

WOW looks like it was quite the FEAST!!