One of life’s great joys is the leftovers from Thanksgiving Dinner! There’s such pleasure in revisiting all the delicious flavors…

Ours started with Turkey Sandwiches with mayo, stuffing, and cranberry sauce for lunch – usually on squishy white bread but it’s something we don’t usually buy and neither of us wanted to go to the store.

I didn’t get a picture because I was too busy shoving it into my mouth.

Then, it was a Hot Turkey Sandwich for dinner. We both came close to licking our plates, but we had to save room for Pumpkin Pie with freshly whipped cream.

I’m stuffed, again, just typing this.

The Main Event was at Phoebe and Nancy’s – 15 chronological adults, 2 three year olds, and a 7 month old 65 pound Golden Retriever puppy. Everyone contributed to the meal – it takes a village to feed this group.

The Menu


Holiday Sidecars
Cheesy Toasts
Sausage Bites with Dips
Baked Brie
Za’atar Crackers
Veggie Tray with Dips
Clam Dip with Chips

Mains & Sides

Turkey & Gravy
Two Dressings
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Corn Pudding
Butternut Squash Gratin
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Green Beans
Mac N Cheese
Mixed Green Salad
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Canned Cranberry Sauce
Black Olives


Pumpkin Pie
Marionberry Pie
Carmel Apple Pie
Chocolate Cupcakes
Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

If you’re thinking that it was a lot of food for 15 chronological adults and 2 three year olds – Hank, the Golden Retriever puppy, doesn’t get people food – you would be correct. It was a massive amount. But that’s why one brings tupperware and ziplock bags – The Leftovers!!!

I did manage some pictures of the food on my phone, but I took them too quickly and I really didn’t do justice to them.

Just envision a Norman Rockwell scene…

That was us.