Friday, November 28, 2008

Turkey Day Stats

Twenty-five people,
*Eleven of which were teenagers,
*Six in the ten-and-under crowd

One long, long table, consisting of
*One eight foot table and
*One six foot table pushed together,
plus
*One four foot "kids' table" in the kitchen
*Besides all the folks who propped their plates on their knees
*and ate while sitting on the couches in the living room

Three turkeys
*One baked traditionally with stuffing,
*One baked traditionally, stuffed with herbs and oranges,
*One fried by the "uncles" in the driveway
~ 57 lbs total

Thirty pounds of potatoes,
*Peeled by the children while watching the Macy's parade
*Half for mashed potatoes,
*Half saved for Thanksgiving Friday's traditional vat of potato soup.
Mushrooms
*Awesome baked recipe of my sister's I'll have to share!

Two kinds of stuffing
*One without nuts, one with

Three cans jellied cranberry sauce

One large serving bowl cranberry/jello/apples/celery/nuts stuff

One vat green beans
*Grandmom's scrumptious, southern-style green beans!

Two kinds of rolls, *Four dozen total

Sweet potato fluff
*With "smarshmellows"

Apple rings
*A family recipe, made with spiced apple rings,
Five gallon cooler of sweet tea
*And two gallons, non-sweetened

Pies
One apple
One cherry
One pecan (actually two, but I forgot about one of them and burnt it to a crisp...)
One chocolate cheesecake
One blueberry cheesecake
One plain vanilla cheesecake
*made by me...
Three pumpkin
Two oreo mud
*made by Michelle and our friend, Lisa...
One lemon meringue (that never did get its meringue...)
Two cookies and cream
One chocolate-peanutbutter
Three chocolate m&m
Two banana cream
*made by Jon...

Schedule
*Started cooking pies Wednesday afternoon, finished sometime in the wee hours, after Mom turned the kitchen over to Pie-man Jon.
*Started preparation of turkey by 8 a.m. Thursday, and finished with the savories by app. 2:30 p.m..
*Grace said at about 3 p.m.
*Meal finished and dishes washed by 5 p.m.
*Dessert still not finished...

Sum total
25 Happy, Stuffed Friends and Family

3 comments:

Donna said...

Twenty five very happily stuffed friends and family, I might add! What good food we had! I was actually too stuffed to finish my piece of Chocolate Peanut Butter pie. Just so much fun!!!!

Marie said...

Well!!! I have just put on ten pounds reading this post thanks Lisa!! LOL!

Glad you all enjoyed yourself..Please feel free to send me the leftovers..*drools* LOL!

With love and laughter

Marie xooxoxoo

Laura said...

Wow.
I miss that.
I like being with my husband's family at Thanksgiving, but it's only 4 or 6 of us.
I haven't been home with my family in 9 years.
This is my picture of Thanksgiving.
Thanks for sharing.