November 30, 2009

Thanksgiving and winners

What a Thanksgiving! I made it through 2 family Thanksgivings, 2 BIG Thanksgiving dinners, 2 Thanksgiving desserts, and a Joann fabrics shopping trip early the next morning. Whew! Before I go into sharing my Thanksgiving with you all, lets announce the fabric give-away winners.

By way of the random number generator, the winners are Melissa M who wrote The day after Thanksgiving, I'm going to the outlets for the midnight madness sale =) and Alissa who wrote This day after Thanksgiving I will be reorganizing my house. (And taking blog reading breaks, of course!). Winners please send me your fabric choice along with your shipping address to: apronstreet at Let me just say that I loved reading your comments. I was truly touched by them. It's wonderful to be able to share in others thankfulness. Thanks =)

Thanksgiving was very yummy this year. My sister made some delicious appetizers such as

Asparagus Bouquets
  • 1 lb prosciutto deli sliced
  • 1/2 or 8 ounces neufchatel {softened} or asiago cheese
  • 20 to 30 spears of asparagus {depending on thickness of spears}
  1. Preheat oven to 450, place asparagus in boiling pot room temp h20 on stove top. Cook on med high until boil. Drain and place in ice water for 2 min. Towel dry the asparagus
  2. Place a piece of cheese on top of a piece of prosciutto and wrap two to three asparagus' (depending on thickness of spears).
  3. Drizzle with evoo and Balsamic. Bake at 450 degrees for 10 to 15 min

  • 1 lb fresh mozzarella sliced 1/4 inch thick
  • 2 lrg ripe tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup to 1 cup basil sliced long
  • coarse salt and ground peppercorn for seasoning
  • dress with evoo and true balsamic vinegar
My mom cooked the main dinner and just when I thought she couldn't top the previous year's Thanksgiving dinner, she does. By the time dinner was served, I was in such an eating frenzy that I forgot to take pictures of the turkey, stuffing, green beans, and homemade mash potatoes (my childhood favorite). After all of that we went to my in-laws for more great food.


A new guest at my families Thanksgiving dinner was my dog nephew Zorro.

Every time my sister went outside, he would wait longingly by the front window for her return. And according to my sister, he loves wearing clothes. She even has pajamas for him.

I have to show you a picture of the mushrooms growing in my parent's backyard...

They look so strange and enchanting at the same time.

Lastly, we crafted for quite some time the day after Thanksgiving. Here's a little peek at one of the crafts...

I'll share the rest with you tomorrow along with the tutorial.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving or weekend (International friends).




Violet Bella said...

oh man that asparagus looks soooo yummy!!! i have to try that!

Zorro is so adorable, love his little face :)

and the xmas trees are precious, fun holidays!

Just Vignettes said...

Asparagus bouquets? They look 'to die for' wonderfully delicious!

The Blue Ridge Gal
Just Vignettes

Zorro? Now there's a great name from my childhood Saturday mornings!

Kimmay said...

Yum! Everything looks so yummy and fun!

Laura said...

Looks and sounds like you had a yummy Thanksgiving! I'll have to try the asparagus recipe. And how fun to do crafts all day! We got our tree and decorated all weekend - it was a lot of work but we're done and ready for Christmas!

kaye said...

everything looks just yummy--even the craft.

Lois Grebowski said...

That asparagus is making me drool. Must.Make.Some... LOL!

jacqueline said...

Congratz to the lucky winners! Asparagus Bouquets and Caprese looks soo yummy...i wanna try to make them too! SO happy you had a wonderful thanksgiving and your little doggie is sooo cute! I love your christmas crafts...looks soo good and pretty. Have a lovely merry happy day and love to yoU!

P/s: i finally try your smocking tutorial and it turned out really nice. I had so much fun! Thanks for sharing and making tutorials for us!

flossy-p said...

WOW, what a weekend, I'm surprised you're still standing (let alone crafting) after all that!

Zorro is adorable, and that asparagus looks delicious!

Congrats to the giveaway winners!