I completely appreciate that this family went all out with the Thanksgiving decor. Most people in town decorate for Halloween and Christmas, and Thanksgiving is usually totally forgotten.
|Sweet potato biscuits|
|Martha Stewart chocolate bars: print out the template and wrap around a Hershey bar.|
|My mom's Thanksgiving table. The felt leaves were a pack of thirty for $3 ($3!) at Target. Yes, they came with the veins printed on them.|
|Ina's apple crostata|
|I used the pumpkin pie recipe from the back of the can.|
I asked my mom if we could open some champagne, and she was fine with that until she saw my sister pouring a glass for my grandmother. My mom was seriously like, "MOM! NO! YOU CAN'T HAVE ANY OF THAT!!" I said, "Will it interfere with a medication or something?" (My grandmother never takes meds, so I was totally confused.) My mom didn't answer me, but gave my grandmother this look that I RARELY ever see ... something like, "Don't you DARE. DO YOU REMEMBER THAT TIME WHEN ...?????" And my grandmother took a gulp of the stuff in response. Apparently, my grandmother (who hardly eats or drinks anything) has quite a history with champagne. I think she had three glasses on Thursday. How hilarious is that?
So bring on Christmas. Here we go.