Thanksgiving #3: The Real Deal

The “Real” Thanksgiving meal came and went, and it was fabulous.

From a yumminess perspective, our Thanksgiving brunch at my grandparents’ house in Muskogee, Oklahoma was one of my favorite parts of the day. We had my Aunt Susie’s fabulous quiche, some coffee cake from Corner Bakery, and smoked salmon on bagels. Perfection.



For the main event, we went to Tulsa to my aunt and uncle Jon and Angie’s gorgeous house that looks like it came out of a pottery barn catalogue. It is the perfect place to spend one of my favorite days of the year.

While we waited for the meal, we held a family ping pong tournament. It was highly entertaining not only to play, but to watch the entire family play and see who made it to the championship. For the record, my dad and cousin Stephen were the winning pair.

Here are some snaps of our Thanksgiving dinner. Each of the usual side suspects made an appearance – mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing and green bean casserole. My cousin Nathan introduced us to “Green Bean Bundles” – delicious green beans tied together with bacon. I managed to kill Grandma Nancy’s orange jello mold by submerging it in warm water just a little too long, oops. No one seemed to mind too much. Our bird always comes from Greenberg
– these are the smokiest, savoriest thing to ever come out of Tyler, Texas. We topped it all off with lots of pies – apple, pumpkin and chess.






  1. Leanne Hearne

    Love the pictures and the stories. I’d say your family does a grand job on the food. Our competition will be a game of Settlers of Catan.

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