Monday, November 28, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner Disaster

With 15 to 20 guests Tday usually takes our family a few weeks to prepare. Above is the table in progress. I continued to add scrap booking pages as place mats..just because I really liked them and I use clear glass plates. In the evening when we dined the lights gave a delightful glow.

Although I absolutely loved my daughters pecan pie...
and the delish appetizers ...if you recall bacon wrapped dates...mmm
my favorite dish is this Maple-Ginger Roasted Vegetables with Pecans 
recipe that we found in Food and Wine magazine back in 2009.
Doesn't it look great!?

well..it DID look great but I placed it in the oven to warm up in that glass dish and POOF! smoke, glass breaking, and the whole thing on the bottom of the oven...the smoke slightly singed the rolls ... so my favorite dish didn't make it, sigh. Thankfully we dinned outside and the slightly smokey kitchen was inside. 
And it was all good...not such a big disaster.

Here's a little grouping of recent paintings displayed in my blue room where the kids played and watched tv while the rest of us cozied up and played Apples to Apples and Catch Phrase....
family game time is better than apple pie!

5 comments:

Ayala Art said...

Ugh! Well, you will laugh about it next year... Like we did a couple of years ago, when in the last minute before eating, we discovered a RAW turkey after picking up what we thought was a pre-baked turkey LOL We drove 3 hours and wanted to save time, but somehow, we didn't LOL

Becky Joy said...

Sorry about the disaster, but at least it wasn't the main course! One of those things to remember the year.

Chris said...

What a thing to happen to what looks like a delicious dish, but sounds like it turned out okay. BTW Love your blue room wall.

Amit said...

LOL :-) Love the post. Great!

Janet Bocciardi said...

Was it an "oven safe" bowl? Just recently I was reading how 20-20 or some such show did an expose on the fact that these dishes are no longer made in the U.S. but in China and they're not passing the "oven safe" test. Good thing no one was hurt. Your table was lovely and it'll be one Thanksgiving that will be remembered for a lot of things. : )