November 25, 2010
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Thanksgiving Extravaganza 2010
I am spending time with my husband’s family tonight, so I’ll keep this brief. On Sunday, my friends got together for our 6th Annual Thanksgiving Extravaganza (we checked the date, it was in fact the 6th annual, not the 7th annual). We enjoyed delicious food and wonderful company. I am truly blessed to have such wonderful friends. 

Several weeks ago, I shared an ornament from my dining room table. I received many a request to share the full spread, so without further ado…may I present our Thanksgiving Extravaganza 2010 (warning…this is a bit of a photo dump). 

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We had quite the menu…including my husband’s ham with a rum and coke glaze,
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my husband’s green bean casserole,
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Jenn’s sweet potato casserole,
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Jenn’s stuffing balls,
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my can of cranberry sauce (I told you…I don’t cook),
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Myron’s deviled eggs,
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Beth’s crock-pot turkey (Myron did the carving),
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Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Butter…and Caroline’s homemade Pumpkin Pie. It was delicious!
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Group Photo
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We thought it might be fun to get a group photo. Leave it to me to act like a moron.
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I am truly blessed to have such great friends.
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So, with that said, Happy Thanksgiving everyone. I’m likely going to take tomorrow off, but I hope you’ll come back Friday for a super special post. I’m pretty excited…and I think you will be too!

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    Beautiful table and an awesome spread you’ve got there! Looks like you and the girls had a great night! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Loved your pictures!

    that food looked SO yummy. i totally crave can cranberries over the real ones and TJ pumpkin butter for the win! Happy Thanksgiving girlfriend!

    The food looks tasty.
    Your photos of the set table are very pretty…I generally prefer sharp photos that show clarity rather than textured ones (although it depends on the texture), but that’s just my personal preference – I’m not bashing textures.

    I think you look slightly confused in the first photo, and in the second it looks like realization is dawning (i.e. like you’re thinking “Oh, I get it now”). :D
    But don’t worry, your friend in the back has a rather odd expression as well, IMO.

    Oh, you used the unsharp tool? I thought those photos were taken at a very low resolution or something.
    Yes, they look a little pixelized or something.

    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    everything looks beautiful…the food, the table and you ladies. looks like you had fun!

    How fun is that?! Your food looks so yummy too. Have a great Thanksgiving!

    Your table looks so pretty! Oh, I truely wish that I was able to have an “adult” home with pretty things that resemble your table and all it’s pieces..but I just don’t think it’s in the cards for me!! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Looks like a fantastic time with wonderful food and friends!

    I can send you a recipe for whole cranberry sauce that even someone who doesn’t cook can make and it’s delicious – if you like cranberries!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!


    Oh, wow! That looks beautiful and delicious, thanks for sharing and I hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    So very beautiful each and every photo. Happy Thanksgiving

    ILl be right over…MMMKAY

    Gorgeous & Yummy spread!!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you…enjoy your visiting!!! And yes…..your people photos look a bit “off”…..I love the goofy ones though! They’re fun to have to laugh at in the future!!!!

    Love it! The food looked amazing!

    I’m DYING over the decor and food! And you are a stinkin cutie pah-tootie:)

    That’s too cute Ashley, and it looks like you had a fun time. The food looks yummy! Enjoy the holiday!

    Lovely photos of a great gathering.

    I am stopping by to say “Happy Thanksgiving” Have a lovely time. xxx

    WOW – love the feeling – you seem to have had a great evening – wonderful photos!!!!

    I love your table setting it looks fantastic, these are great shots and I love all the amazing American dishes I have never heard of!

    Glad you had a lovely time, and I really like the one of you stroking the tree – is that in anticipation of what might go under it ;-)

    Have a great Thanksgiving.

    Happy Thanksgiving! Your food looks amazing…yum! Your table setting is beautiful…I love ornaments as the centerpiece!

    Happy Thanksgiving Ashley!!!

    Have a great Thanksgiving!!!
    Kisses and nice weekend.

    Stunning…and YUM! Happy Thanksgiving to you, my friend. Give Kitty Paw a little something special, too, okay!? :)

    Love this.
    Happy thanksgiving.

    Love this post! All that food looks soo good too! I’m in the mist of baking peanut butter pie! Hoping it turns out okay!! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    great pictures! the food looks delicious, and it seems like you had a great time! :) I don’t know if I ever thanked you for the advice on the PSE, I’m gonna look for that, so thanks! ;) Happy Thanksgiving!!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too! Great Photos!

    looks so much fun! hahaha! at least you cut the cranberry sauce nicely :) have a good one!

    great pictures, it all looks amazing!

    I’m feeling hungry after seeing all these food pics. Ham boiled in coke a cola tastes wonderful. Your silver table setting looks very sophisicated – I really like the way you did the little name tags with the decorations.

    I hope you are having a lovely time today at Thanksgiving.

    a fabulous spread …really enjoyable actually!

    Happy Thanksgiving, Ashley! I love your table decoration! And all those food shot – so great! Now I’m hungry… ;-)

    Looks like such a fun time! I hope you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

    So glad to see that ya’ll keep up! Happy Thanksgiving!

    Wow! Gorgeous place settings. That food looks yummy!!

    Happy Thanksgiving :) That Ham with Rum and Coke glaze looks like I need to be eating it right now. yum! And pumpkin butter and pumpkin pie? I think us Aussies are seriously deprived in the food department!! Your table looked lovely too :)

    All the food looked FABULOUS!!!! I would love to try those stuffing balls! Yummy!!! And I have to say that the sweet potato casserole looked better than mine!

    I can tell you had a great dinner with your friends!

    Happy Thanksgiving!!!

    p.s. I love your outfit!

    I smiled when I saw your contribution to the meal, (being a reluctant cook myself). Motherhood is forcing me to embrace it athough I still don’t feel quite at home with being in the kitchen and often feel overwhelmed when hosting a group gathering of family or friends. As always, your photos are awesome, particularly your mouthwatering macros. Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Thanksgiving Lady!!!

    What a fantastic tradition, so glad you have been able to keep it up. Thanks for sharing the cute photos and delicious eats!

    Those dishes look so delicious! I especially love the deviled eggs (and I don’t cook either)

    I really love the table shots, particularly the close up ones. The settings are very beautiful. Glad you had a wonderful time.

    ps. I don’t cook either!

    Looks like you had an awesome Thanksgiving! :)

    I love your silver and white setting… and the food, wow!

    Great Photos! I must say our dinner was great and so glad we are still keeping the tradition alive!

    Our silly photos make me laugh and seeing others comment make me think, “Hum, do they think we take all pics this way and are serious”! Whatever is thought about them, they’re priceless!

    Much love!

    What a gorgeous spread, and what fun! It looks like you all had a wonderful time, and the food looks delicious!

    beautiful! the food looks fantastic!

    OK… I LOVE monkeys!! and those salt and pepper shakers are awesome! =) Home made Cranberry is SO easy… and so delicious you will never ever want to go back!! Be inspired… take my challenge… try cooking some this month!! Bag o Cranberries… Cup of Apple Cider… Cup o Sugar… Boil… stir…turn down to medium… stir… stir… stir…5 minutes… stir alot… 5 minutes I tell you that is it!! =) You will be delighted with yourself if you make it!! =)

    Canned cranberry sauce is the BEST! Everything looks delicious. :) Happy Thanksgiving!

    Hi, I am stopping in from Washington via Saturdays around the world. I really enjoy looking at your pictures, They are all so good. I hope you had a great thanks giving and I am looking forward to reading more.


    WOW! LOVE YOUR PHOTOS! They made me hungry and its 11pm :(

    {visiting from Amanda & Don’s “Saturday Around The World. I’m from Florida, US)

    Hmmmm…. I’m TOTALLY jealous. I feel like I wish I lived closer and you would invite me so I could be a moron in the photo with you…

    Happy Thanksgiving! The decor and food look fabulous. I also love your necklace.

    What a fun Thanksgiving! I love the intimate gathering! The decor is beautiful and even your can of cranberry sauce photographs well!! :) :)