Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

For Carly's http://ellipsissuddenlycarly.blogspot.com/2008/11/ellipsis-monday-photo-shoot-13-turkey.html I had my Dave bag a turkey. Just like his grandfather before him he got himself a big one with help from his trusty retriever Nikki.
I never knew that Dave could clean, pluck, wrap and net a turkey. What a team!

Fall has been beautiful and long this year. These apples are hanging on for dear life, for they will soon find themselves stuffed in Dave's turkey. This year it will be just the two of us, so we are keeping the meal simple.


Turkey
Stuffing w/cranberry & apples
Mashed taters
jar gravy
canned cranberry
Store pecan pie w/cool whip

Snacks are shrimps and cocktail sauce, with chips and clam dip.



I asked Dave to find something for my antique toolbox until it snows. This was truly odd to me when I saw it, but at least it's colorful. I thought it was cabbage. lol


Today we got rain! YAY! This little guy was hunkered on a branch using his tail as shelter.


Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

30 comments:

Giggles said...

This is hilarious...good job Nikki and Dave you rock!! Happy Thanksgiving guys! I love the white Kale I have been looking for the purple ones for my front planters. They last so long and beautify the garden! Now I am going to search for a few white ones too!! Lovely, as are the apples,your poem, and you!

Big Thanksgiving hugs to you!
Sherrie

Mary Timme said...

Dave is such a mighty hunter! What a great guy. My turkey is defrosting in the sink so it is all good.
Btw, love the bubbles on the slide show! Have a great Thanksgiving!

Carly said...

ROFL!

Oh my, tell Dave I think he is just wonderful to participate in the fun! That is one fierce dog you have there! LOL. Thanks Dave! And thanks to you too darling Tammy, for making me smile yet again! Happy Thanksgiving!

Hugs, Carly

Queen-Size funny bone said...

That is funny, my dad would go hunting every Thanksgiving morning and we always thought he shot our turkey, although it wa already in the oven.

Robbin with 2 B's! said...

WOW,that is some Man you got yourself and what a great picture of the Squirrel. Mashed taters? Are you sure you're not southern? Love you!

Kay said...

What a fun entry! I love the squirrel ... have a Happy Thanksgiving - the dinner sounds pretty yummy!

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Have a Good One! XO

Me Maw said...

Simple is always good...We will have dinner with my daughter and her family and the hubby and I are off to the beach for 2 days, so we too are looking for quiet and simple...

God Bless Tammy, Happy Thanksgiving to you and Dave

Hope you guys have a very pleasant day!

Patrick Leer said...

Cute turkey pics and Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all!

Caregivingly Yours, Patrick
http://caregivinglyyours.blogspot.com/

paisley said...

girl i was all set to see the hungry man sliced turkey and gravy straight from the tin on your holiday table!!!!LOL!!!!

happy thanksgiving girl... you are my inspiration... i love you....

Remiman said...

Tammy.
I'm thankful for you and your guideing light.

That scene of the turkey hunt will stay with me all through today's festivities. ;-))))

Our tribe will not be traveling home, so we are invited to my kayaking family's table; we along with 25 others. Friends are a blessing to give thanks for.
Thank you Tammy.
rel

tinker said...

Ha! You two crack me up! Too funny, Tammy. Nikki makes a great hunting dog :-) Love the toolbox planter! The squirrel photo too - you know I'm nutty about squirrels :).
Wishing you and Dave, and all of your loved ones, a very happy Thanksgiving!~XOXO

Yolanda said...

I hope you have a wonderful one.

forgetfulone said...

Dave is a good sport! What fun! Love that shot of the squirrel. Actually, I wish we'd get rain. Love the "cabbage" plants, too! What are they? Happy Thanksgiving. Oh, you forgot the cornbread dressing! (I know, it's a southern thing.)

Chris said...

That is hilarious! I see you got a hunter AND a gatherer :)

Happy Thanksgiving!

Lucy said...

haha YOU kill me ! Love DAve the hunter!
'bag' the turkey! haha Your menu sounds perfectly scrumptious! your pictures are so gorgeous Tam and so is your beautiful sense of humor! Love and hugs xoxo

paris parfait said...

That's hilarious! Great photos of Dave. And that flower combo is often seen in French florist shops, so Dave is stylin' big time! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration and that the horrible migraine attack has left you in peace. Love to you, dear Tammy. xoxox

Tabor said...

I love the hunter shots. He went to a lot of work to get that photo...probably more work than getting the turkey. Blessings to you and hope that you did not eat too much and saved some leftover for the wildlife.

Lippy said...

Definitely like Dave's style, lol. That's my kind of hunting.

I have to save the photo of your toolbox because I have to find out the real name of those cabbage-y plants. I love them

emmapeelDallas said...

What a delicious menu and what fun the pics are! Happy Thanksgiving, Tammy!

XO

Judi

Annie said...

Dave has a mighty fine hunting pup. That turkey never had a chance!

TJ said...

I am laughing...you two!!
Happy Thanksgiving my friends and as always thank you for the smiles.
Great entry.
Love to you both...TJ

Thanks For 2 Day said...

Hi Tammy, Sorry to comment late about Thanksgiving, but after viewing this post I just had to leave you a smile:) What a great idea. You had me wondering for quite sometime...Very clever!! Jan

Nancy said...

Darn...I missed this post. Sorry. Still don't have Blogger down.

Anyway, that is just too cute. Though I'm not sure if Dave really is a hunter even though I KNOW he didn't get that little guy.

Your thanksgiving sounded just perfect. When we talk, I'll tell ya about mine!

Love ya bunches,
Nance

turquoise cro said...

That Dave and his hunting companion bagging a turkey gave me a chuckle! tee hee I think that toolbox arrangement is SWEET, also the lil squirrel!!

Mike said...

Where is the store that he needed a shotgun? :) Soubds like a good dinner. Very much like we had.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Looks like your mighty hunters did well!:)

Wammy said...

Looks like we shopped..hunted in the same forest! Looks like you catch was a little larger than ours. Well, there is always next Thanksgiving. And that is cabbage...ornamental. And it is beautiful. In WI we used it in our flowerbeds. There is also ornamental kale. Togehter they are so stunning.

Karen Funk Blocher said...

Heh, heh, heh. What a talented team! I hope your Thanksgiving was a great one.

Martha said...

Hope your Thanksgiving was great! :-)