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Waiting for the Turkey to Cook

November 29, 2012

Every year about this time I have the pleasure of being wined and dined by either my husband or son or both. The men are the cooks in our family and we the women do the clean up – lots and lots of clean up. They take it in turns for major holidays and special occasions to cook. In fact they are as obsessive about their cooking as I am about my artwork.  All I can say is that the food is splendiferous no matter which one is doing the  cooking at the time. Thanksgiving this year was done by Don Jr. and there were 20 people.  That is counting little people as well.  Before dinner a small snack – or starters are laid out on a table for people to eat while the turkey is cooking. Beautiful color, texture and fabulous shapes. My mission is to get in there and photograph before people eat the artwork. This is difficult to do as there is much milling around and sometimes an occassional dog, cat or small child get in the way. After a walk and a snack, the turkey appears out of the oven. Now there is a race to get all the other foods to the table at the same time.  Everything is cooked from scratch so there has been lots of preparation for simple and exotic concoctions. At this time, I can’t take any more photos or I may get trampled as hot food is being rushed to the table.  After dinner, there is a table laid out with pumpkin, pecan and squash pies as well as a pumpkin cheese cake that Don Sr. baked prior to the dinner.  Not to mention mounds and mounds of of fresh cream.  Soon all the artwork has been eaten or it is being scraped into bags, bowls and other vessels for yet another art performance on another day.  Gail

a walk before dinner

autumn displays

Stella

circles everywhere

cheese plate

exotic fruit

sweet and sour

another green hue

elegant dishes even before food is placed on them

tortillas

quacamole

peppers

peppers

pumpkin, pecan and squash pies, pumpkin cheesecake

3 Comments leave one →
  1. Marilynn Olson permalink
    November 29, 2012 4:08 pm

    What a feast for ALL the senses and the lucky people who got to experience it first hand. One question – So, what time should we be at your house next Thanksgiving? Thanks for sharing your Thanksgiving photos, Gail. They are as beautiful as the food.

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    From: Gail Harker Center for Creative Arts [mailto:comment-reply@wordpress.com] Sent: Thursday, November 29, 2012 12:30 AM To: molson@demrice.com Subject: [New post] Waiting for the Turkey to Cook

    gailcreativestudies posted: “Every year about this time I have the pleasure of being wined and dined by either my husband or son or both. The men are the cooks in our family and we the women do the clean up – lots and lots of clean up. They take it in turns for major holidays and sp”

  2. November 24, 2014 10:08 am

    Reblogged this on Don2's blog and commented:
    Gail wrote this blog but Don Jr. and I make the holiday meals that are in the holiday blogs. Don

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