I think we showed a little restraint this year in that we only had seven pies this year. I made one heavenly hazelnut pie, three pumpkin pies, and a cherry pie. My daughter, Rachel, made a blender lemon pie and a banana creme pie. I also made fish eye pudding (tapioca) and Linda bought some Costco pumpkin rolls. The guest of honor was a pretty good sized turkey, accompanied by the usual mashed potatoes and turkey gravy. We had bought a ham that we didn't use. We also had a lovely fruit salad, sweet potatoes, olives, Beth's dinner rolls, a quinoa dish, Grandma Cozy's scalloped corn, and a number of other tasty dishes. The amazing thing was how much food we had left over at the end. With a head count of 25 and only one turkey, I didn't expect there would be much turkey left at the end of the day. Yet somehow I made two gallons of turkey and noodles from the carcass and I am still eating leftover turkey a week later.
Mike Veatch brought his electronic drum set. After dinner we enjoyed a nice little jam session with Mike on drums, Chet Arnett on guitar, and Madelynn on trumpet. I was really amazed at how good Madelynn sounds on her trumpet. She sounds like she had been playing it for a lot longer than just a year and some change. After the big boys were through playing with the drums some of the younger kids gave them a try. John Tunnell was really rocking out. I was so grateful the drums were electronic with a volume control.
|Lucy Tunnell helping herself to the fruit salad|
|Madelynn Veatch and Cassy Parrot|
|Luna Wessel and Abby Veatch|