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T is for Thankgiving, Oysters, and Christmas Cards

Hello friends!  We had the traditional Thanksgiving food at my Sister-in-law's, and it was wonderful.  I wish I had gotten pictures because she outdid herself.  There were 5 of us and she did turkey, ham, dressing, a giant pot of collard greens, a green bean and corn casserole, sweet potatoes and marshmallow, rolls, giblet gravy, vegetable medly, two chilled salads, a pumpkin roll, fruit cake and the largest banana pudding I have ever seen. I did remember to get pictures of the great seafood we ate at Wintzell's Oyster House on the way home from Mobile, Alabama. 

Low country boil with conecuh sausage (that sausage is so good and is made not far from the restaurant). 

Gumbo (theirs is one of the best) and raw oysters. 

and for my T-day friends, my Fat Tire draft beer and hubby's water. 
Linking this up to Elizabeths's blog where the T-day gang shares a drink related post (any type of drink).  

I have been working on the Christmas cards a bit here and there. This one was made with images from DRS Designs. 

Hoping to get my tree up soon.  I feel behind already!  Have you already decorated?  Do you still send Christmas or Hanukkah or other holiday cards?  Do you make them?




  1. Your Thanksgiving meal sounds so yummy Nancy. I'm glad you didn't share any photos because just reading about it made me quite hungry this morning. Smile. Your low country boil looks good. I've never had one of those, and it would be great to try it sometime. And nice holiday card. I hope you have a great T day, end of the month and start of December. Hugs-Erika

  2. Wow she must have been cooking and baking for a few days-sounded delicious. clam bake sounds really good but no oysters for me. Pretty Christmas card-I finished up with mine last month-I was determined to be done early this year as I have a few international to mail. If you would like to swap cards and slow mail let me know-I have contact infor. on my page. Happy T wishes hugs Kathy

  3. Another lovely Thanksgiving dinner - glad I am over it all though- time for veggie soup:) Never tried a raw oyster and not anxious to try either but I do love them in an oyster stew:)
    Just getting my holiday cards going but no decorating or tree yet- we wait til the first week or so in December. Pretty card you made. Happy T day!

  4. Your Thanksgiving meal sounds like a real feast! The holiday card is pretty. Our tree is up already, but I need to dust before I put decorations on shelves.

    Happy T Tuesday!

  5. That Thanksgiving food sounds more than yummy! Sad we don´t celebrate like this in Germany.
    Love your card! I´m rather full with new work stuff, so I rather make no cards. Christmas deco is around all year here (bits and pieces), as we have a lot of red in our condo anyways.
    Wishing you a happy T-Day, beer looks good, cheers!

  6. Sounds like you had a delicious Thanksgiving. I have designed my Christmas cards. Later in the week, I will cut paper, assemble, and address envelopes. Happy T Day

  7. I also failed to take photos of the meals I prepared and all but one of the parties I attended this week. I think I gained like 44 lbs I ate so much. Sounds like you did, too with that great spread you had on Thanksgiving.

    Lovely card. I like it, because it has a tree on it. Yes, I decorated on Friday and the house is done. I have sent all but my last two tip-ins today and still have cards to make for people who don't do tip-ins. Thankfully, they all live in the states, while most of the tip-ins went overseas.

    Love that name "Fat Tire beer." Sorry, I am NOT a fan of gumbo. Don't like the boiled okra. Thanks for sharing your meals, your card, and your beer and water with us for T this Tuesday, dear Nancy.

  8. Yummy food! Glad you had a great Thanksgiving.
    I dug out my Christmas decor but haven't finished moving things around yet. I am waiting for the trees to dry out from the snow so I can cut fresh greens. This year I ordered Christmas cards. No time to handmake each one, especially when they eventually end up in the trash.
    Happy tea Day,

  9. It sounds as though you had a great Thanksgiving Nancy. Lots of yummy food. I’m a big lover of raw oysters…in fact all seafood lol. Your Xmas card is gorgeous. I have made the odd xmas card over the past couple of years but only send them to family now. All of our friends here no longer send them. Our postage is also ridiculous at present. No decorations up this end but I will think about it maybe next week lol. Thanks for the read. Sending hugs

  10. It sounds like you had a super Thanksgiving dinner at your Sister-in-Laws Nancy and some lovely food on the way home.
    A lovely card, I like the simple, rustic design - very pretty.
    Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

  11. Wow, that dinner sounds really nice. Your sister in law really pulled out all the stops. Did she cook it all herself? or did you all bring something?. Anyway, an experienced cook can cook a meal for a crowd, it's all about organization, preparation and of course timing. She did you proud.
    The food on the way home looks very interesting. I didn't know any of it (apart from the oysters) Gumbo looks like beans with something. I will Google it later. The low country boil seems to be potatoes and sausage with prawns and sweetcorn. It looks nice and tasty.
    I smiled at the name of the beer: Fat tire. It's what your belly will look like if you drink too much of the stuff!
    The card is beautiful. So simple and utterly lovely.
    Sorry I'm late,
    Happy T-Day,

  12. Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving and those oysters look so yummy. I'm on my last few Christmas cards to make, if I'm lucky there may even be some left over for next year :) Love your musical background to your card ♥

  13. Ohhh the food looks amazing and of course the beer. Have a wonderful day.

  14. Oh my goodness, that shrimp boil looks incredible and makes me so hungry! And what an utterly DARLING Christmas card! I adore it! xx, Autumn

  15. Sounds like a great time was had at your Thanksgiving. I love your card - I've managed to make a few...but no decorations yet. Belated Happy T Day, Chrisx


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