Sunday, November 18, 2012

Sundays in My City: Stretching Wings

Unknown Mami

My daughter Kendall and her friends (high school seniors) started a pretty cool tradition last year; they all work together to prepare a holiday meal. 
Tonight, they made an early-Thanksgiving meal, at our house.
Kendall's job was the bird.

At first, she was a little daunted by her first Thanksgiving turkey. 

As a newb myself, I was mightily impressed by her bravery.

With a little help from the Butterball Hotline, though, she was off and running.

They set a beautiful table

and added a few extra touches

I didn't take a close-up of their plates full, but I'm sure you can imagine what a plate of turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, corn, rolls, and Berry Mallow Bake looks like.

They had a wonderful meal.

I'll bet you're wondering who cleaned up, and you might be surprised by the answer.

These young men did all of the dishes, and it was their idea.

These "kids" are growing up, soon to leave their nests. 
And I think they're going to fly beautifully,

unlike the poor turkey.

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  1. Wonderful to see you had such a marvellous Thanksgiving at your place, without you having all the responsibility... Great young adults!

  2. they look like a bunch of REALLY good kids


  3. Such a great tradition! And I love that the boys cleaned football to distract them that's why! I hope it's a tradition they will continue even after they are off to college. Happy Sunday!

    1. Me, too! They were so cute and funny--singing silly songs while they worked. Great bunch of kids.

      They did first watch our Wisconsin Badgers lose, though :(

  4. This is a wonderful tradition! I hope these friends carry it on for many, many more years. How fun to keep it going even when they have families of their own.

    The table, and the Kendall's bird, are gorgeous.

    1. That would be cool. I pointed out that getting together next year will be trickier, what with them all at college. They were undaunted, though, and excitedly made a "date" to do it over Christmas break next time. I have a feeling they will!

  5. What a wonderful tradition they have started. Everything looks very festive. Congrats on a job well done.


  6. This is such a cool idea! I'm very proud of Kendall's luscious brown turkey!

  7. Impressive. And who knew there was a turkey hotline. Whoa.

  8. Should of been invited to my table. Heard from another fragment blogger that u r from Wisconsin. I live in fond du lac. She was from wi rapids. I think i will enjoyevery participating on Fridays. Go Pack nice win today

  9. Felicidades! Congratulations to Kendall!

  10. What a fun group of friends and how nice of the guys to actually volunteer to do all the clean up! Kendall seems to have a great group of friends! I admire her bravery too!

  11. That's a beautifully laid table. And brava on the turkey! I was in my 30s before I cooked one!

  12. Hey Mrs. 4444-- Long time no comment. My apologizes. Hope all's well with you.

    I LOVE that your daughter and her friends tackle a Thanksgiving dinner. That is no easy task and very impressive! And, the girls have great taste in guy friends for them to do the dishes. That's awesome.

    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo jj

  13. Aww, what a great way to share some special time together.


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