Friday, November 24, 2006

Thanksgiving Day!

We had a great Thanksgiving here in Durham! We decided to have dinner with our friends, Mike and Lisa. Lisa and I cooked a "traditional" Thanksgiving meal - turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, corn, green beans, mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, sweet potatoes (didn't turn out so well!) and pumpkin pie. Chris even made his famous Ferebee Cheese Dressing. We had a great time all day and a lot of leftovers.

There a couple of funny stories that happened but I think the best was when the fire alarm went off. We had just taken the macaroni and cheese out of the oven and put the pumpkin pies in when the oven started smoking really bad. We opened the windows to clear the smoke but while we are fanning smoke towards the window the fire alarm starts going off. This is not just a regular fire alarm that goes off just in the apartment - no, it goes off in the whole building and everyone has to evacuate, the fire department comes and it is a HUGE ordeal. We totally freaked out thinking that we were responsible for emptying out the whole building. As we are walking down the back stairs trying to figure out if this was our fault which we were pretty sure it was the alarm stops. Mike, Lisa and I went back to their apartment while Chris went down to see what was going on. It turns out that the alarm had accidentally been tripped by the alarm company and wasn't our fault. It was REALLY funny timing!!

Meme's Macaroni and Cheese, Green Beans and Pumpkin Pie.
Some of the big spread and Mike getting some hot mulled wine that was fabulous. Thank goodness it was hot because it was raining and freezing outside all day!

Dressing in the process. The maize meal cornbread turned out really good all things considered.


April Dawn said...

great job amber! i'm impressed! Mom called me to tell me the fire alarm story before i could read it, but i laughed really hard both times! Watch out because if the hagan girls are around you never know what to expect!!! I love you.

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MOM said...

Love all of the pictures. You are an awesome cook!! I am looking forward to you cooking some for us when you get home for Christmas. Can't wait to give you a big hug!!! Just 21/2 weeks!!!!!
I Love You!!!MOM

Betsy said...

Classic!! Amanda Williams and I are reading this together and laughing out loud!!
I'm glad that dinner went well though and that it all turned out. I hope to see you when you are home.
Love you!
Betsy :)

dad said...

Why does the fire alarm story not surprise me? Even though your meal turned out great, you always find a way to add a little drama. Sounds like you all had a great time. We missed you being here and so look forward to seeing you in a few weeks. Merry Christmas.

Dad and Debbie said...

Chris........When you become a famous conductor/arranger remember our deal.

Amber........when you're home for the holidays we will trust you in the kitchen, but we will be watching :)

We love you both!!!!!!!!!

Dad and Debbie