Turkey Day Feast

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How was your Thanksgiving? I hung out with family and ate… A LOT!  I’m sure that’s pretty much the case with all of you, yea?  For Thanksgiving, I had the luxury of going to my brother-in-law’s house for dinner (empty-handed) as we arrived into town on Thanksgiving morning.  Note to self: traveling ON Thanksgiving Day is just like any other travel day, not busy at all!  My husband’s family and friends did all the cooking this year as they all live in town and might I add that everything was delicious!  I didn’t think there was a possible way for my love of food photography to grow any further, but I think it did, which means, your eyes are about to get bombarded with tons of food pictures!  🙂

Here’s the star of the show, the deliciously cooked turkey!  Even Chloe, the dog, was waiting patiently for her piece!

Yum!! Stuffed mushrooms, green beans, stuffed rice, and perfectly cooked asparagus to keep things healthy!!

And of course, no Thanksgiving would be complete without Cranberry Sauce and Mashed Potatoes (says The Pioneer Woman on her Thanksgiving throw down episode with Bobby Flay)!

And my food styling was really put to the test when I had to decide how to arrange my plate (because I knew that it would for sure get a photo debut).  Does it look appetizing to you?  Hope so, because I’m linking this up to my3boybarians Sweet Shot Tuesdays!

Sweet Shot Day

Here we are with my husband’s wonderful parents!  Thanks so much for having us this holiday!

A meal wouldn’t be a meal without DESSERT, am I right??  Pumpkin loaf with cream cheese frosting and red bean buns to be exact!

Finally, Thanksgiving Day also happened to be my brother-in-law Steve’s birthday, so of course, we had to have ice cream cupcakes from Cold Stone.  Ummm, have you had these before???  They are soooo GOOD, I’m still thinking about it now, not kidding!  The pink one is a rich belgian chocolate cup filled with a layer of moist red velvet cake, fudge and cake batter ice cream topped with fluffy pink frosting and rainbow sprinkles!  I think I need to learn how to make these, seriously, HEAVENLY!  You must go out and buy one right now if you haven’t had one before!!

How was your Thanksgiving?  What did you eat?


  1. November 29, 2010 / 11:51 pm

    Your family is so cute and the food looks delicious…and your styling is spot on! I want to eat right off your plate 🙂 I ate at my aunt’s house with the rest of the family and extended family…the traditional thanksgiving feast was devoured!

  2. November 29, 2010 / 11:52 pm

    Gorgeous photos! That is one good looking bird and those stuffed mushrooms look so yummy!

  3. November 29, 2010 / 11:54 pm

    That meal looks delicious!! And now I must have one of those ice cream cupcakes! I never even knew of these! Yummmm!

  4. November 30, 2010 / 12:18 am

    Mmmm…everything looks yummy! I will have to take more pictures then next time our family has a feast.

    And thank you so much for the kind words you left me. =)

  5. November 30, 2010 / 12:28 am

    The food photos are yummy! Looks like you had a delicious Thanksgiving.
    This is my first visit to your blog and I love it! Lovely design and content. 🙂

  6. November 30, 2010 / 12:57 am

    great pics! looks like you had a great Thanksgiving and I’m glad. =)

  7. November 30, 2010 / 1:09 am

    I NEED to learn how to perfect my food photos; yours are just GORGEOUS.

  8. Nichola
    November 30, 2010 / 1:19 am

    Wow, everything looks SO delicious!

  9. November 30, 2010 / 2:14 am

    yum it looks like you had some great food! I’m a huuge fan of stuffed mushrooms 🙂 They’re so addicting!

  10. November 30, 2010 / 3:05 am

    Your pictures are so good! I tried my hand at food photography at our dinner too 🙂 I need to get around to posting them!

  11. November 30, 2010 / 4:38 am

    I love that the dog is sitting by the turkey in that photo! So classic. I just stumbled across your blog for the first time and thought I would say hello! I looked through a few of your posts and love your style.

    I’m a blogger as well, about the world of art, but my history is in interior design and fashion. I love to hear what people are saying! Hope we get to see more of each other in the future.


  12. November 30, 2010 / 5:42 am

    Now Im hungry again! Your Thanksgiving looks amazing!

  13. November 30, 2010 / 6:39 am

    I’ve never had an ice cream cupcake but it sure sounds like something I need to try RIGHT AWAY!! We had lots of good food too, and ended with pumpkin cheesecake… YUM! 🙂

  14. November 30, 2010 / 7:33 am

    thanksgiving was great. hard to be in the office again! looks like a fantastic feast with family + friends. really like the cupcake. what’s a bday without cake? hoe you have a good week!

  15. November 30, 2010 / 7:45 am

    I ate too much on Thanksgiving. We had two dinners (one at my aunt and uncle’s, the other at my boyfriend’s home) and I think I ended up eating just about a little bit of everything. My favorite though were my Aunt Dottie’s cheesecake and my boyfriend’s mother’s pecan pie. I think I’m still recovering from all the food over the weekend.

  16. November 30, 2010 / 7:46 am

    All of the food looks amazing! I cannot wait to send out my package! It’s almost complete and I will be treking off to the post office tomorrow on lunch!!

  17. November 30, 2010 / 7:49 am

    Mmm…now I’m ready for another huge dinner! Those veggies all look delicious too.

  18. November 30, 2010 / 7:53 am

    Oh, yummy! We had lots of turkey, green bean & sweet potato casseroles, pies & more!

    Sent out my swap package yesterday! 🙂

  19. November 30, 2010 / 8:06 am

    ice cream cupcakes!?!?! i NEED to try these 🙂 i am glad you had a happy thanksgiving 🙂 xoxo jcd

  20. November 30, 2010 / 8:21 am

    OMG! Those stuffed mushrooms and the turkey look SOOOO GOOOOOOD! mmmmmm! <333

  21. November 30, 2010 / 9:09 am

    Mmmmm…just looking at these beautiful food pix make me want to chow down on Thanksgiving food all over again! (And I’m still eating leftovers! :)). Your photographer/food styling is yummy-looking and so glad everyone had a terrific time!

  22. November 30, 2010 / 9:18 am

    What a wonderful thanksgiving!!!!! I love the photo of your little pup waiting for her food!!! How cute!!!

  23. November 30, 2010 / 9:43 am

    Looks like you had a great time! I miss Thanksgiving already.

  24. November 30, 2010 / 9:53 am

    ohhh YUMMY! everything looks delicious, friend!

  25. November 30, 2010 / 10:00 am

    everything looks divine! those mushrooms!! what are they stuffed with? do you have a recipe to share? we had a cozy dinner with my lil family of 3 and my MIL. it was nice not to cook this year!

  26. November 30, 2010 / 10:02 am

    Looks delish! And if you check out the SandwichINK Sweet Shot Tuesday, I’ve “brought the Thanksgiving noodles”

    Have a lovely day!

  27. November 30, 2010 / 10:34 am

    Sandy, looks like a wonderful thanksgiving! Its a great time to spend with those you love.
    this Cold Hands Warm Hearts thing sounds so cool! Look forward to seeing what you all come up with!

  28. ChantaleP
    November 30, 2010 / 11:22 am

    You had me at stuffed mushrooms. Yum! What a great thanksgiving!

  29. November 30, 2010 / 11:43 am

    the food looks delicious! my thanksgiving dinners were small this year, but still nice! 🙂

  30. November 30, 2010 / 12:05 pm

    Those stuffed mushrooms look amazing. Too bad I’m allergic to mushrooms!

  31. November 30, 2010 / 1:46 pm

    looks like you had a glorious time sandy! 🙂 i want the recipe to those yummy mushrooms.:)gina

  32. November 30, 2010 / 2:36 pm

    yummy. and great pics. The mushrooms look amazing

  33. November 30, 2010 / 3:35 pm

    You just made me very hungry! Great shots…

  34. November 30, 2010 / 5:03 pm

    Lady your Thanksgiving looks like it was amazing. All that food is making my stomach growl!

  35. November 30, 2010 / 6:38 pm

    Oh wow! All this food is utterly amazing! It makes me wish 🙂 Plus it would be great if I was actually good at cooking.

    What a wonderful Thanksgiving you had!

  36. November 30, 2010 / 7:06 pm

    delicious!!! i had 2 parties and incredible amounts of food… 12 hours of eating and drinking to be exact!

  37. November 30, 2010 / 7:40 pm

    Y’all had quite the delicious looking spread!

  38. December 1, 2010 / 12:21 am

    your food photos are sooo good!! i wish we could’ve spent thanksgiving together! you could’ve taken all the food pics for us. =)

  39. December 1, 2010 / 4:01 am

    *drool* yay for stuffed mushrooms!!! And happy birthday to your brother in law!

    I’ve sent my swap package already and have kept in regular touch with my swap partner over the past few weeks! Thanks for pairing us up! I love making new bloggy friends!

  40. December 1, 2010 / 9:23 am

    My thanksgiving was very traditional and proper. Ha. We spent our holiday with Josh’s side of the family, they are so proper. My side is much more relaxed but we had a good time.

    Your thanksgiving photos look so pretty.

  41. December 1, 2010 / 10:12 am

    Mmm, those stuffed mushrooms look really good! We had the usual too, but my aunt added seafood to the mix with her scalloped oyster stuffing. 🙂 Glad you had a wonderful thanksgiving! I always love your food posts!!

  42. December 1, 2010 / 12:53 pm

    Yum!! I want to celebrate Thanksgiving at your house! We have a lot of yummy food too, but our presentation isn’t nearly as nice!

  43. December 1, 2010 / 10:22 pm

    we had turkey, ham and all the fixins’ — then we made jook and ate it the rest of the rest of the weekend! All your food looks fab.

  44. December 2, 2010 / 12:31 am

    I love how your dog was right there by the turkey. LOL my dog was waiting for all the scraps to fall to the ground! Looks delicious 🙂

  45. December 2, 2010 / 6:43 am

    I had waaay too miuch too eat! And am still eating since my parents are in town. Lovely, yummy photos. Great time to debut your food styling!

  46. December 6, 2010 / 12:11 pm

    Hahaha is it strange that the thing I’m drooling over the most is the asparagus? I just loooooooooooooooooove asparagus. Definitely one of my favourite foods!! Mmmm. All of the food looks delicious! I’m glad you had a lovely Thanksgiving and got to spend time with your husband’s side of the family! 🙂

  47. December 8, 2010 / 7:52 am

    Yum, your family had quite the delightful feast!!!

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