Simply Balisha

Simply Balisha

Friday, November 28, 2014

It Was a Perfect Day

 Thanksgiving was perfect from Joe and his helpers carving the turkey to.....
Everyone finding a comfortable place to groan and let the meal digest. This was the scene, when I went around the corner into the living room. They had all grabbed a pillow from our bedroom and stretched out on the floor.
There were 16 of us...two tables full. Lots of delicious food and family fun. The decision to have the meal catered was a good one. It went without a hitch and the food was ready on time, hot, and delicious. I had made several dishes to go with in case there wasn't enough. I needn't have done that....we had so much food leftover. The kids brought wine, beer, appetizers, desserts and their appetites. The Blessing was said in the kitchen before everyone sat one had to wait to begin eating. We had turkey, dressing, two kinds of mashed potatoes and gravy, yams, squash, green bean casserole, cranberries (two kinds) jello salad, rolls and relishes. The desserts were two pumpkin pies, sugar free cheesecake, pumpkin bread, and brownies. A cheese platter, dried beef rollups, and an artichoke dip started things out.
A door prize was fun. It was a talking snowman for the bathroom. A Hallmark push a button on the bottom and the snowman says things like, " Hi there....watcha doin?" He keeps on talking until you push the button again.
Football on the TV....a Thanksgiving tradition for this crowd.
Later in the day everyone helped clean up. They put the tables downstairs, did the dishes, and finally brought up the Christmas tree for us. Very little to do today. I am tired though. I talked to my daughter and she said she was tired too.
Joe went to the pool and I stayed home to empty the dishwasher etc.
Everything fall is on the dining room table to be put in the bins and now on to getting ready for the next holiday. Maybe this weekend we will decorate the tree.
After eating some of the leftovers, we both fell asleep. I was awakened by the telephone. A call from an old friend inviting me to a Christmas brunch in a couple of weeks. It looks like Christmas 2014 has begun.
I did one Christmas thing today....I changed my header on this blog.


  1. Looks like it was a lot of fun! So happy the catered food (plus the other goodies) were enjoyed by all. Glad you got a little nap today. Enjoy your Christmas decorating.

  2. 16 was quite the crowd, and what a spread of wonderful things to eat you all had.

    Happy Holidays dear Balisha ~ FlowerLady

  3. LOL Love the stretching out photo!

    No wonder though...what a menu! :)