Friday, November 27, 2009

Say Cheese!

Our Thanksgiving was good. It started with the First Annual Family Cheese Off. There were 7 cheeseballs in the running. Here they are all set up pre-tasting.

This is Ada's chicken and cream cheese ball. Yummy!

Dad's smoked salmon and jalapeno cheese ball, pina colada cheese ball (served with graham crackers), and mom's ham and cheese ball.

And mine...Italian cheese, Colby jack, and cheddar and bacon (with some sliced cheddar for Aidan).

Although there was no official winner, dad's smoked salmon and jalapeno seemed to be a slight favorite. And really we all won because we all got to taste all of the yumminess.
The cheese was just a warm up for the main event. We had two turkeys, one roasted and one smoked, mashed potatoes and gravy, dressing, cream corn, green beans, sweet potato casserole, pea salad, bread, and pink stuff.* And for dessert there was pumpkin pie, carrot cake, custard pie, oatmeal cake, and s'mores brownies. Here are the birds right out of the oven...and smoker.

And the boys waiting patiently for dinner.

And the girls by the back door watching all the goings on outside.

It was a good day with good food and better company. And it was a good reminder of all the things we have to be thankful for.
*Pink stuff has been renamed "jabby" after Jules and Abby because it's pink and sweet. I knew the boys would come up with a more interesting name for it than pink stuff.


Alyson said...

Everything looks so yummy! I've never made a cheeseball, but all of those flavors sound so yummy that now I want to try! Abby is getting so big!!!

Katrina said...

Yay, cheeseballs! (That's so fun to say. If your family ever enters a sporting competition, Cheeseballs would be a cool team name.)

Ada said...

Alyson...mine was the best, don't believe the taste testers. :) way would I ever be on a team named cheeseballs...have you met me? :) and dad both cheeseball per entry...I should've won on principle.