Friday, November 27, 2009

turkey day recap

Hey there – I hope you all had a wonderful holiday :)

I have a whole bunch of pictures to share with you from yesterday’s festivities!

First off – pie making.  With the help of my mom (alotta help), the apple pie was deemed a success.  I actually documented the whole process!

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Finished product?


It was so yummy!  My mom got the recipe from William Sonoma – if you are looking for a delicious apple pie to make, this one’s a winner.

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My mom also made these little pumpkin bread acorns, how cute are they?!

Here they are with a little cream cheese icing smooshed in the middle…

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How ‘bout a little dusting of powdered sugar?

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The table before the food arrived….

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Our deep frying turkey tradition…

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The table after the food arrived…

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My mashed taters :)

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I thought I would be a whole lot more stressed than I was.  It was great – I felt anxious, but in the way that you are SUPPOSED to feel anxious…I wanted to eat!  I didn’t overstuff myself and I’m not remorseful at all today, which feels wonderful :)

I am so thankful to have had a marvelous day yesterday, filled with lots of laughing, talking, and reminiscing.  Being around family just made me realize how much more there is to life besides ED. 

Enjoy the rest of this black Friday – and best wishes for the official start of this holiday season!


  1. what an adorable pie! I love the festive fall shapes :) glad your day was beautiful.

  2. beautiful pie! and those acorns are soo so cute :)
    glad you had a wonderful day!!

  3. so glad you enjoyed your thanksgiving! your table looks absolutely beautiful, and i'm very impressed with your pie making skills ;)

    its so great that ED couldnt spoil your day. you deserved to enjoy yourself and all that wonderful food.

    lots of love!
    hannah xo

  4. I loved the documentation! I made an apple pie, too! I'm glad you enjoyed your time with family, no regrets!

    Those little pumpkin acorns are the cutest!

  5. Ah it all looks so beautiful!
    That pie looks so cute, who could refuse a piece?

  6. ahhh it looks amazing! so adorable!

  7. The apple pie looks so yummy. And I love how you added the cut-outs on top of the pie... made the pie more festive.

  8. sounds like a successful holiday, honey :) and that pie is perfection! straight out of Martha Stewart mag if you ask me ;)

  9. Sweeetie! im SO proud of you :)
    EVERYTHING looks soo tastey! That pie is gorgeous :)

  10. Ooh, I love the little fall embellishments you put on the pie - they're too cute. I thing I would just scoop out the entire apple pie filling - I have an obsession with that. Yum, yum, yum!

    I'm so glad that you didn't have any anxiety over eating so much food at once, Emily. You are making such strides - I couldn't be more proud of you. I'm so glad that you had a fantastic Thanksgiving! :)

  11. Love the looks of that pie!

    Great Spread! Glad you enjoyed it! :D

  12. I love the little decorations on the pie! I'm glad youhad a good Thanksgiving.

  13. I just came across your blog! Your table looks so festive! Your pie looks amazing, I love the decorations on it!

    Glad you had a good Thanksgiving!!!