Friday, November 26, 2010


David and Kip Peters invited the families of our cub scout den to share Thanksgiving dinner with them this year.  With the exception of the fabulous Thanksgiving in July at mom's and dad's house, this was our first real Thanksgiving dinner since 2006.  In the past we'd have some chicken or duck, but never a turkey, and certainly never a traditional Thanksgiving dinner.  

Six of the seven families were able to make it, each bringing a dish or two.  David and Kip did a fabulous job on the turkey, as the white meat was very moist and delicious.  Everything was really good.  We made pumpkin pies and a cornbread dish using my mom's recipes.  Yaow has made the cornbread many times before, and it is a favorite of the kids.  It was very popular at the party, and I had a few people ask me for the recipe.

The pumpkin pie didn't turn out as well.  I'm not sure if it was the type of canned pumpkin that we used or the fact that it took over twice as long to cook as expected, but it just wasn't quite the same.  It wasn't terrible, but it wasn't quite the same.  I did have the foresight to bring a tub of Cool Whip, which was good on all the deserts.  It was in the refrigerator for a few days before the party, and I think I had to tell Aleena that she could not have it at least ten times.

They have a great house for entertaining, so the kids played pool and watched a movie, which allowed us to enjoy dinner.  Its also nice that not only did Jacob have friends there, but so did Nalin and Aleena.  Everyone had a great time.

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