This year Thanksgiving was only my family and Grandma and Poppy, but we apparently forgot to make less food!
A 20lb turkey
Baked Sweet Potatoes
Homemade rolls (Hubby's specialty) - 3 batches
Butternut squash with apples (I've never made this before, but it was one of the best things I've ever tasted!)
Deepdish Apple Pie
Pecan Pie (using pecans from Grandma and Poppy's pecan tree)
Chocolate Pecan Pie
It was sooo good that I had to taste a little bit of everything (including all 4 pies!). Iwas so full I thought I was going to explode! Needless to say we have a few leftovers, but soooo good!
Crazy kids actually wanted dinner too! One really good thing about older kids is that they can somewhat fend for themselves. Dinner was most definitely S&G (this is what we call leftover nights - "Snatch and Grab" aka first come first served).
Grandma offered this small family a place to spend the weekend and to help them the next day hook up with our church, which has a shelter program. The lady and her child were following Grandma's van to Grandma's house, but someone cut between them, and the lady lost track of Grandma and took a wrong turn. Grandma didn't realize it right away, and although she looked for them. She couldn't find them. She called all the local shelters and offered this woman a place to stay if she called in or turned up, but never heard anything back.
That's my mom for you. She's a rescuer. I love her so much!
I'm thankful for having my amazing mom in my life