5:30 a.m. Bird is stuffed with oranges, apples, onions, and a bit of butter.

Setting the table with the Spode Mayflower and Czechoslovakian Bohemian wine glasses.

                                        Grandma arrives just in time for a head massage.

and some puppy love

Loulou has her chair all picked out and is patiently waiting

The dressing, NOT stuffing. Mom's recipe. More butter than you can imagine, white bread, sautéed onions, fresh sage, poultry seasoning, and celery seed. 

Best corn pudding ever. 
2.5 cups corn fresh/frozen
2 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons flour
3 tablespoons melted butter
3 beaten eggs
1 cup whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
bit of cinnamon & nutmeg

Mix all and bake at in a 1 1/2 quart baking dish at 350 for 35 minutes.

Mom's mashed. Scads of butter &  heavy whip.

House made cranberries, but must have the tinned as well!

German red cabbage with oodles of caraway

Gravy secret, gobs of butter and red wine

Juicy turkey!

Calling the young folk

Dessert: Indian pudding, sweet potato pie, & apple pie

Lining up for plate scraping and leftovers

Grandma getting some help sending her first text.

I'm over the moon seeing these three together!

So GREAT to see the nieces! This is what it's all about, folks!

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