Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving was a blast with tons of food and spending time with friends. Kristen came over Wednesday night and the two of us headed to 4 stores before we started in the kitchen. We did some prep work and made the desserts for today.

On Thursday, our friends Branon and Katy Mack joined in on the fun with the most important item of all....the turkey and the deep fryer. That's right, we fried the 18 pound turkey and it was delicious! The appetizers included: crackers and dip, olives, artichokes, sour cream & caviar, seasoned nuts, pickles, pickle okra, and cheese. The main menu was: fried turkey, stuffing, cornbread dressing, 2 kinds of gravy, sweet potato casserole, potatoes au gratin, green bean casserole, cranberry sauce, brussel sports, homemade rolls, and a yummy cream pudding Kristen made! Desserts: pecan pie, pumpking pie, upside down blackberry cake, homemade whipped cream, and ice cream. We sat down for the main fare around 2pm and tackled desserts around 6pm. It was a great time and we all had plenty of leftovers for the week!


Appetizer Tray

My yummy plate of food!

Katy, Branon, Kristen, Me, and Adam

Can't forget the growing baby....13 weeks!

Random Fact from Adam: "Maine lobsters account for 80% of the U.S. lobster catch, according to the Associated Press. Other lobster-related facts:

  • Maine lobstermen haul around 400,000 pounds a day.
  • Lobster is Maine's most valuable fishery. Its haul of roughly 63 million pounds last year was worth some $300 million at the dock with a total economic impact estimated at about $1 billion.
  • The annual catch has more than doubled in the past 15 years; at the same time the average price paid to fishermen has risen more than 75 percent, with lobstermen averaging $4.44 per pound for their catch last year.
  • Lobster prices fluctuate widely during the year depending on supply and demand. The price lobstermen receive for their catch fell to as low as $2.25 a pound this month.
  • Along the Portland waterfront, seafood shops are selling lobsters for as cheap as $3.89 a pound, about the price of bologna at the deli counter.
  • Retailers as far south as Washington, D.C., are selling live lobster for as little as $5.99 a pound.

4 comments:

new jersey lobster said...

Lobsters not Bologna, If everyone served "Lobster" for turkey day this year the maine lobster fishermaen would have a better christmas My new book " The lobster and the chicken" a fairy tale for adults in search of enlightenment is almost done and will be back from the puplisher in a month or two.Because the price of lobster is now about the price of belogna ( 2.25 lb)things are tough on the waterfront for lobsterman. I plan to do waht I can to help as soon as My lobster book is here. !2 taxis follow the lobster and chicken on there journey, when they learn there lessons they leave a taxi and there baggage behind and become fully human, some thinks its belogna and some another interesting lobster tale. Herb Palmer Jr " The new jersey lobster"

katie, jim, and natalie said...

WHAT?!?! BABY?!?! CONGRATULATIONS!!!

that is so incredibly awesome. wishing you both the very very best :)

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