It was a beautiful day at my friend, Shannon's house.
The table was set just so.
She had fifteen for dinner.
This is the dessert buffet.
I didn't take a photo of the dinner buffet but it included anything and everything
you could ever want for Thanksgiving.
Two kinds of stuffing
broccoli and rice casserole
green bean casserole
home made rolls
assorted cheeses and fruit
cranberry fruit mold
red velvet cake
pumpkin cheese cake
chocolate french silk pie
fluffy pink stuff
if you notice
my wild rice salad is not on the list
I made it last night while I talked on the phone.
I usually go to the Heath Food store to buy my wild rice.
But I didn't want to make an extra trip.
So I bought a mixture of wild rice, brown rice and texmati rice.
I often do half brown and half wild so I thought it would be ok.
And it probably would have.
But I talked for 20 minutes with my sister and then said I'd check the rice in another 10
and it should be fine.
Well, it wasn't. It was mush.
Turns out this rice I'd never used before was quick cook rice.
I always use regular rice.
This rice was done in 15.
So it was a mess.
I went ahead and mixed it all together hoping it would still be good.
It wasn't. By morning...it really was horrid.
So I ended up only taking asparagus.
I learned my lesson.
An inexperienced cook needs to pay attention to what she is doing in the kitchen.
We didn't need it any way.
No one missed it.
So maybe I'll try again at Christmas.
I said it wasn't about the food but that IS why we were all gathered.
There was football watched.
Not by me.
There were furry friends underfoot.
I sat at the kid's table.
These photos show the dining room I painted this past summer with Shannon.
It's not my style at all but look how great it looks with her things.
We should just call her house "Holiday House" because it does look so pretty
all dressed up for the Holidays.
She had the back bedrooms already decked out for Christmas and will be doing
the entire house this weekend.
I'll probably go by to see how it is coming along.
I'll take photos when it's all up.
When she is done, it looks like Santa himself lives there.