Thanksgiving

I hope that all of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

I am recuperating from a fall that fractured my elbow and really hurt my wrist to the point that I am afraid that I will lose strength in my left arm.

This was the first Thanksgiving that I did not cook.  I also wanted to write a post on how to cook and photograph with one hand.  I did make a few dishes, but the pictures were not to my liking…save it for another post.

I did, however, spend the day with my beautiful daughter-in-law, my grandkids and her family.

 My daughter-in-law’s mother makes the most amazing breads.

Tom the Turk was so moist that the meat was falling off the bone.

This porchetta was incredible…sausage stuffing and wrapped in bacon…I am waiting for the recipe…it was delicious and an artery clogger.

Mashed potatoes with a creamy dressing…be still my heart.

Had lots of sides…cranberry sauce, roasted baby brussels sprouts and sweet potato casserole topped with nuts.

The children…the one is black is my Mykaila and the big guy in the back is Gabriel, my grandkids with their cousins.

BUEN PROVECHO!

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16 Responses to Thanksgiving

  1. I’m so glad we found each other’s blogs! I love the tone of yours as well as the photos and the food. This porchetta makes me want to weep—it looks so good and so satisfying!

  2. Joanne says:

    Oh my goodness Norma, I’m so sorry to hear about your injury!!! Feel better soon!!!

  3. from Kerry:
    Guapita, this looks delicious! How nice to have shared that with family.
    So sorry to hear about your elbow; hope it’s healing nicely and that you will be up to your old antics in no time!
    xoxo

  4. Joan Nova says:

    Wow…porchetta and turkey! I hope you got a doggie bag. I love Thanksgiving!

  5. Nydia says:

    Norma, I’m sorry for your injury, hope you feel well now.
    Your Thanksgiving meal was wonderful.

  6. Sorry about your arm. Sending a prayer. That bread looks fantastic and it all looks wonderfu.

  7. Reeni says:

    Sorry about your injury Norma! Sending a giant *HUG* your way and praying that you heal quickly! Everything looks off the charts delicious – I’m glad you had a nice Thanksgiving.

  8. Sweetie, I’m so sorry….I hope you’re getting better! Lots of love and best wishes for a quick recovery. But glad to know you were well fed…..it all looks wonderful

  9. My Dear Norma,

    You will see…sooner than expected you’ll be back on the track..We say in Spanish “yerba mala nunca muere” ;D
    Your food was amazing, and what a family !! Reasons to be so proud…
    Fuerza, chica!

  10. Eddie Segarra says:

    Porchetta?! Where have u been all my life.My arteries & heart belong to thee:’)

  11. Katie says:

    Norma, I’m so sorry about your arm! I hope it doesn’t put a damper on our plans to get together (which reminds me that I need to call you and set a date!). I’m sick with a cold right now, so I’ll wait until I feel a bit better too.

    Your Thanksgiving meal looked absolutely amazing! Turkey and porchetta? Lucky girl. Get well soon. :)

  12. Patty says:

    Oh wow, a feast for Thanksgiving to remember, thanks for sharing your photos!
    I’m so sorry to hear about your accident and injury, I hope you have a speedy recovery and be back to your normal cooking schedule;-)

  13. You poor thing Norma, I hope you heal soon! What a wonderful Thanksgiving spread nonetheless – that turkey looks amazingly moist and tender!

  14. What a lovely meal… y que BELLA tu nieta! I know it must have felt strange not to cook for the holiday, but it’s best you rest so you can get back to your fabulous self soon. Take care!

  15. Erica says:

    Delicious food and hermosa familia,Norma! Que te mejores pronto!!!

  16. noobcook says:

    oh dear, sorry to hear that, I wish you speedy recovery. rest more and don’t try to photograph, cook too much.

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