and lots and lots of desserts, courtesy of our friends.
Also, Bloody Marys and mimosas.
Among other drinks.
I'd throw this party again in a heartbeat.
It was a gorgeous day that turned into a perfect night for a fire.
The turkey was excellent.
Cooper smoked five turkey breasts the day beforethe party.
Three hours in the smoker plus an additional 20 or so in a low oven
and the turkey turned out moist, smoky, and pretty much awesome.
I grilled a bunch of vegetables and we served both with tortillas
and all the usual fixin's: sour cream, guac, tomatillo salsa, queso fresco, and Monterey Jack.
They were a hit, for brunch and then again for a late afternoon snack.
The sweet potato biscuits were as delicious as ever and the
savory cookies were pretty much the perfect starter.
Plus, who doesn't love a Bloody Mary bar?
I was especially proud of this one (though I forgot to photograph it),
since I made a nice batch of bacon vodka and another batch of
not-too-spicy cayenne vodka (I let a couple of cayennes -
two fresh, one dried - infuse the vodka for just about 24 hours).
And the desserts were amazing, too.
We ended up with multiple pumpkin rolls, two apple desserts,
a bunch of tiny pumpkin fluff tartlets,
and one chocolate bourbon pecan pie.
You know, with friends like ours, and such a serious abundance of
amazing food all around us every day -
but especially on party days -
we have a lot to be thankful for, indeed.