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Pup & Stuff(ed) Portrait Friday #15


Stuff Portrait Friday, sponsored by Kristine

Rub-a-dub dub, thanks for the grub is the theme for this week's post, and it's definitely a STUFFED Portrait Friday. I don't think I'll need to eat again until next Thanksgiving.

First up, Something/someone that makes Thanksgiving. It's tough to take a picture of gratitude, and I don't post photos of family and friends, so this pic will have to do:

Something/someone that makes Thanksgiving

Second, our dinner:

The honored guest

This definitely wasn't our entire dinner, but he was the guest of honor. He spent about 24 hours swimming in a brine of brown sugar, cayenne, dijon mustard, and garlic, and then we deep fried him. While the turkey was good and juicy, I was expecting more flavor with all of those ingredients. We'd definitely do the deep frying again, but I'm not sure the brining was worth it.

Next, the aftermath:

The Aftermath

See all the buns in that Rubbermaid container? I baked them this morning, and they're going to be great with the leftover turkey. Thankfully, our guests helped with some of the cleanup, because just before dinner I think I broke my roast beef toe and my no roast beef toe when I stubbed them on a chair leg. After I limped to the door to say goodbye to everyone, I headed for the couch with an ice pack. And J.P. totally handled the rest of the cleanup. A wonderful husband . . . definitely something to be thankful for.

::Post-posting edit::
Crap! I can't believe I forgot to include my tacky centerpiece photo! You'll be really glad I remembered after you see this:

Tacky centerpiece

What's that? You're not glad? Yeah, I know—it's not that great. But it was free! And that has to count for something, right?
::end edit::

All of the activity today wore out our pooch. This photo of Maggie was taken a few days ago, but if my camera battery hadn't pooped out on me (it was just dead—thankfully, it wasn't the problem that caused the recall) we could've easily gotten a shot like this tonight.

So tired
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