I got the picture and this e-mail from my daughter today, describing the Thanksgiving dinner she and her friends put on last night. Made me smile.
Hey! Wanted to let you know that last night was a complete success! I'm attaching a picture of our table, and I would like you to know that of the 14 food items there, I made 9 of them!(with a little help on most of them) The turkey actually worked out! (though I'm not counting it a complete success until next week when I make sure no one got food poisoning) It thawed (mostly) and it cooked! It took an hour longer than planned, but I think that's sort of implied when you talk about cooking turkeys. I made the salad dressing from scratch, and the pumpkin pie has a homemade crust! The stuffing, gravy, and cranberry sauce are all my doing, but they all came from boxes and cans, so I'm counting them, but I shouldn't be. You can tell the cranberries were canned because I cut some into discs and then used cookie cutters to make cranberry cookies! Might be a little trashy, but I'm in college, so for now, it's just cute. There were a few setbacks, I won't lie. The stove caught on fire when the stuffing liquid boiled over. Shortly after that we dropped a pie. But other than that no casualties! No one was hurt, the house is in one piece, and everyone had a great time! So thank you for helping me through my first Thanksgiving. I'll bring the turkey cooker (or the cookie turker, as I kept accidentally calling it) back when I come home tomorrow. I love you.