Sunday, December 18, 2011

My "first" Thanksgiving foray...

On the Monday before Thanksgiving, we headed to Georgia like i mentioned. We tossed a whole lot of stuff - and Eve Belle - in the car and hit the road!

By the time we arrived, my mother-in-law had had surgery and we got her Christmas decorations set up before they arrived home. That made her smile! :-)

With my sweet MIL out of commission, I did something I'd never had to do before: cook a holiday meal! I was a little terrified but we had a blast, she taught me a few things along the way and we had a great Thanksgiving dinner.

There was homemade bread.....

And my husband's favorite - coconut cake! I was proud of this one!

The table looked lovely.

Flowers came for my MIL...

I slow-cooked a turkey breast and it was delicious!

Twice-baked potato casserole.... this was a HIT! 

Corn Casserole... I need to blog about this.

My sweet husband made the stuffing and he did good!

The spread - and me with my very first Thanksgiving meal! 

It was a great week and I'm glad I finally got around to sharing pictures and details of our meal! Not to mention, it was Mr. Jones' birthday, so I was super-proud I made his favorite cake successfully! I'm so glad my MIL taught me how to make it - now I can make his favorite for any big occasion!

Mrs. Jones


  1. That cake looks amazing!

    Also, love all the Vera in your back seat.

  2. That cake is looks fabulous. Congrats on your first holiday as chef! I think you did a great job.

  3. You did an amazing job!! I knew you would. :-)