Saturday, November 19, 2011

1st Annual Taeschner Pre-Thanksgiving

Kelly and Matt hosted an awesome Pre-Thanksgiving feast in their new home. They had about 26 people, so tables, chairs, and plates were rented for the occasion.

We started off with drinks and apps. One of Matt's friends brought a homemade bacon-infused whiskey. I stuck with a nice winter brew and then moved on to Chardonnay. We fed the kiddos while the turkey and sides finished cooking.

Matt fried a turkey and they also did a traditional roasted one which he soaked in a brine first. There were so many delicious sides: green beans with mushrooms & french fried onions, roasted butternut squash and spinach with cranberries, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with pecan topping, andouille sausage stuffing, homemade cranberry sauce, and fresh baked bread from the new bakery in town. We feasted until we couldn't eat any more and barely had room for dessert. But there was pecan pie, pumpkin pie, cookies, cupcakes and brownies and of course, s'mores made over the fire pit out back.

It was so nice to spend time with great friends who we are so thankful for. Happy Pre-Thanksgiving everyone!

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