Thanksgiving 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
I have so much to be thankful for that I don't even know where to begin!  Guess that's a good problem to have, eh?

Andy and I packed up and headed to Mississippi for an extended Thanksgiving holiday.  We started the week in Jackson visiting with dear friends Sara Jane and Jeff.  Jeff was kind enough to host Andy all day as I arrived later Tuesday evening.  It was a tough job-- watching TV while the rain passed through then playing 18 holes of golf.  Sara Jane was hard at work and her sweet mom was hard at work at the house cooking a delicious dinner for us!  SJ-- I've got to get that rice recipe!

We headed to the Farm on Wednesday and dined at Petty's in Starkville on our way.  Dad placed the orders for everyone.  I'm a purist when it comes to my BBQ, so when he ordered the Grilled Cheese BBQ Sandwich, I was a bit hesitant!  I love a grilled cheese and I love a good BBQ pulled pork sandwich, but together?

I stand corrected.  It. Was. Amazing.  And we're not the only ones who think that; the folks at Garden and Gun agree.

Andy was assigned the task of frying the turkey-- not an inconsequential duty!  Not only had he never fried a turkey (or cooked one for that matter), he had never deep fried anything!

It was a group effort, but Andy's fried turkey was a complete success!

On Friday, we had the extended family out for left overs and cocktails which was quite festive and enjoyable.

The rest of the weekend was pretty low key and relaxing.  The boys (Jeff and Sara Jane's dad Clinton came up for the Egg Bowl) played golf and watched football.  There was lots of time spent outside as the weather was perfect for sitting in the Adirondacks and enjoying a fire.

I absolutely love holidays at the Farm (well, any time at the Farm but the holidays especially!).  We spent Christmas here every year growing up and this is where Andy and I got married.  It will always be so special to me.

Anyone still there?!  Ha!  Thanks for bearing with me.  This blog has morphed into more of a personal diary of sorts, but I'm enjoying that... hope you are too! 

As if there weren't enough pictures in this post, more here.
3 comments on "Thanksgiving 2011"
  1. Love the farm and hope to make it back there again someday! Thanks for sharing!

  2. ok so the pics posted weren't enough for me (surprised??) so I went through the photo album and whatever that deliciousness is pictured at the very end of the album - I WANT SOME!!! what is that??? looks so yummy! had so much fun seeing y'all!