Whew.

Thanksgiving was chaotic, but wonderful.

The prep went very smoothly. We never found a Tofurkey in stock, but made do with two Quorn roasts, which I am actually a big fan of. We made, I would say, a good half of the meal in advance, so the cooking was much less of a stress than it could have been.

The dogs were much more trouble.

As I was making the bed about an hour before guests were to arrive, one of them plowed into me while I was bent over (in a game of run back and forth between bed and couch). Like full force into my head, and almost knocked me out. Thanks for the headache!

We lost one pan of bread to the broiler, but after we took the smoke detector off the wall all was well again. (Don’t worry, we put it back.)

The table turned out beautifully. I almost forgot that I had a set of Martha Stewart plates with a brown leaf pattern, but I’m glad I found them because I only have service for 8 otherwise. Also, clearly I am a freak because when all the napkins from dinner got dirty I realized I had 10 more matching napkins for breakfast the next morning. Apparently I am a napkin hoarder.

Some photos from the table:

Mike’s homemade rolls.

The not-turkey.

This cornbread stuffing was AMAZING.

Charlotte was intrigued.

Reggie needed a hug.

Sadie passed out.

A good time was had by all.