Oh My Word I’m Full

Turkey, pork tenderloin, cornbread dressing, homemade gravy, sweet potato casserole, asparagus casserole, squash casserole (ARE YOU NOTICING A THEME?), green beans, green salad, rolls, pecan pie, chocolate chess pie, apple pie (ARE YOU NOTICING A THEME?), ambrosia and birthday cake.

But other than that we didn’t have a thing to eat.

No kidding: we had so much food that we realized tonight that we never even got the honey baked ham out of the refrigerator.

Thanksgiving ’07: The Year We Forgot The Ham.

How was yours?

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  1. LOL……….sounds delish!

    My thanksgiving was awesome, thanks for asking!

    Jill :)

  2. Well, at least you can count your blessings with that ham because it sounds like you won’t have anything else to eat this weekend. :)
    I cooked my very first Thanksgiving dinner today and it was…a lesson in overcommitment but everything turned out fine in the end. Thank God for the bakers of this world – I am in awe.

  3. Ham too???? My goodness.

  4. Sounds like the food list we’ll receive for our first feast in heaven – well except there weren’t any tamales but being from a more easterly state that can be overlooked! Totally understand about the ham – my mama (rest her soul) kept a list taped to the fridge of what was made and where it was (freezer, garage fridge or house or pantry) still managed to neglect sumptin each year! Thankful for the laughs you give us all!

  5. Sounds awesome! We had a great day, and over indulged too…but hey, it’s Thanksgiving! Or, at least that’s what I’ll be telling my Weight Watchers leader next week!:(

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. About as wonderful as yours, maybe even better since Sarah did 99% of the cooking this year – all I had to do was the pumpkin pies – Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. Great day, Great food… too much pie!
    Happy Thanksgiving!
    Angie xoxo

  8. Chick-fil-A nugget tray for kids was like bringing in a tray of gold or some serious cash…..and I kinda got ugly with the other kids…”MY KIDS GET 1st DIBS! Back off!!” I know…not nice. Mine hate turkey.

  9. Wonderful day started out with walking, walking, walking. Then we had a fantabulous dinner at the Hilton Nashville with a buffet almost as big as Dallas. After a nap, we went to see the Rockettes. Woo Hoo!! I am so thankful to be in my jammies now and off my feet : )

    Sounds like you had a yummy day. Enjoy all those leftover ham sammies : )

  10. Oh! You had ambrosia too!!?!?! Not a lot of folks know about that. But being from Mississippi too I guess we have the same roots!
    Don’t fret over the no ham thingy. We forgot the sweet potato casserole. Mom popped those potatoes in the microwave at the last minute but it just wasn’t the same.

  11. Mine was wonderful! And very tasty…there’s photographic evidence of what I ingested (before I did it *g*) on my blog. And now tomorrow I’ll go back to salads and fresh fruit. It was fun while it lasted. ;)

  12. Ours was the best! Glad to hear someone else overindulged!

  13. Over the top fun and food and family at its best! I may be bragging (of course I am) but it was the best I ever made on the dressing, since it is a more or less dump recipe–never turns out quite the same twice. So a pleasant surprise, and now a long winter’s nap, or at least until 7 tomorrow. Blessed day to you and your family! Happy Thanksgiving!

  14. {{Burp}} Ahem. Excuse me. Happy Thanksgiving!

  15. Wow! Ours was good–my MIL tried a new cornbread/sausage stuffing recipe, really yummy!

  16. ambrosia??? Why I AM married to your brother but not sure what that is?? or do I Know? I can’t breathe!! STILL- its been 7 hours now!! xoxo! Thankful for Family! :-)

  17. Over two days my dearest and bestest friend and I made:

    Chicken and dumplings, two turkeys, dressing, gravy, cranberry salad, fudge, pecan pie, chocolate pie, pumpkin pie, sweet potato casserole, grilled artichokes with fresh herb sauce, asparagus spears and hollandaise, yeast rolls, and we DID remember to bring out the Honey Baked Ham.

    We ate a lot, but it’s okay because we need our strength: JC Penney opens at 4am.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

  18. 1. Cranberry juice is an awesome brining solution, but a bright fuschia turkey will be talked about long after the meal is over.

    2. Always check the size of your roasting pan against the turkey BEFORE the last hours prior to Thanksgiving. I’m just sayin’.

    3. Don’t make the stuffing too far ahead of the need to actually stuff the bird. Turkeys are harder to stuff when you remember 10 minutes after it’s gone into the oven.

    4. Don’t save the china for special occasions. Everyday can be special.

    5. Rolls are evil, vile little things.

  19. Wonderful! For once, we chose ONE PLACE to go, rather than bending over backward to visit all 5 sectors of our divorced families. It was the best post-divorced-families TG ever!!!

  20. right before dessert I realized that I had forgotten to bake the chocolate chess pie… drats!


  21. Wow, sounds like a feast and a half. I love your blog, I’m a new reader, but loved the “What’s A BooMama?” I’m also participating in the Christmas Tour of Homes. Have a great day!

  22. Wonderful, wonderful Thanksgving. My grown son even brought a dish this year after his sister insisted he should. Then he paid her back by calling her approximately 2,519 times about the exact recipe for the macaroni and cheese. Good times!

  23. Cheese was present on our table, and that’s pretty much all that matters.
    Forgetting the ham reminds me of the time we were enjoying the “best Clam Chowder EVER” right about the moment someone determined, “hey, there’s no clams in here.”.

  24. This was our year for spicy GRAVY… made form a CAJUN turkey… silly us… what were we thinking.

    4yo says: Oh — my potatoes are spicy.

    Funny — we calmed down our mouth with pumpkin pie — no harm, no foul

  25. That sounds like our family. We would have forgotten something too. We had a great day…very blessed.

  26. Our food was great-and we sat at the dining room table watching SNOW fall while we ate and enjoyed the warmth of the house and the family being together.

  27. Our Holiday was terrific too. We never even bought a ham though.
    But we still ate. and ate. and ate.
    I think I’m going to fast for a day. Or a week maybe… lol.

  28. We didn’t forget the ham, however, it wasn’t finished cooking by the time everything else was….so no ham for us either.

  29. I’m a midwestern girl, sorry for this maybe dumb question. What is chocolate chess pie?

  30. I could have used your ham. My second son was VERY dissapointed we only had turkey. I guess you just can’t win them all. Glad you had a great day. Our’s was wonderful also.


  31. I’m having leftover turkey and green bean casserole for breakfast. . .right now.

    And how do you forget a ham? Rolls. . .yes. Ham?????

  32. We had three turkeys (there’s 47 of us!) and stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, tofu and vegetarian dressing, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, spinach salad, pecan pie, pumpkin pie, mincemeat pie ice cream, whipped cream and three kinds of coffee – whew! I am still full a day later!

  33. I plan to eat again around December 3. Until then, the baby and I will be just fine living off yesterday’s caloric consumption.

    I think I actually had to push away from the table and leave food on my plate. It was a sad, sad moment.

  34. sadly…. mine was awful. My Mother in law handled it this year as we had too much on our plate- and BOY… was that a bad idea :( The settigns were beautiful, but the food. not.so.much. I am just not a canned vegetable kind-of-gal. ESPECIALLY when it comes to Thanksgiving. Better luck next year right??!!!

  35. Wow. I couldn’t believe any of us at the Jubilant household managed to push ourselves away from the table. Except for the kids. They always have more energy than they know what to do with.
    About an hour later they (kids)were ready to eat again and we’d just put the food away!

  36. I had dressing for breakfast this morning. Yum. It was just us, but I made way too much food. Mama would be proud. :>)

  37. Janet (aka JT) says:

    What IS the deal with southern women? We were alone this year, just the 6 of us, and 3 of those 6 are under the age of 10 and 1 of those 6 is 5 weeks old, and I still made a HUGE smoked turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, broccoli rice and cheese casserole, rolls, and not one but TWO pumpkin pies.

    For TWO adults. All from scratch.

    Because it’s not like I have a newborn and 3 other kids or anything to distract me.

  38. We forget to put something out every year. This year it was the beef (we had a turkey and a ham, too).

    My sister’s leftover homemade cheesecake is calling my name right now.

  39. What’s a Chocolate Chess pie?

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  40. Well, your meal sounds like it was divine! Ours was fantastic as well, so I heard. Keeping the 1 1/2 year old content at the table and helping the 3 year old didn’t allow for the most relaxed eating environment. Non the less, it filled my stomach.

  41. I was just commenting to neighbor Nicki that I’d have been perfectly satisfied with my Thanksgiving meal had I not had a turkey at all, so I can relate to forgettin’ the ham. It’s the trimmings, really that do it for me. You could put turkey gravy on a SHOE and I would gratefully eat every.single.bite. It was all YUM, (even the turkey) thanks for asking!

  42. Every year my family either forgets or almost forgets something. This year we almost forgot the mashed potatoes. But, like you, I don’t think we would have noticed anything missing if we had forgotten entirely.

  43. GO STATE!!! GO STATE!!

    Seriously, I can’t believe they just pulled it out at the end. I about started crying when Coach Croom was speechless/crying(?) at the postgame onfield interview. What a class act!!
    State’s got themselves a great coach. I’m so glad they’ve given him time to turn it around.


  44. On another note, can you post the recipe for the asparagus casserole? I love asparagus, but don’t know any other way to cook it, except for steaming it.

  45. Yeah….just caught the end of the big game….couldn’t believe it! I jumped up and down….my kids were like “uh, mom, we are supposed to be watching the Razorback game!” Oh, yeah. Let me pull myself together real quick. Congrats Boomama!

  46. Lea Margaret says:

    Just checking to see what you are saying about Egg Bowl 2007… GO TO (can I say it on BooMama) OLE MISS!!!!!

  47. Seeing how “Ham” doesn’t have Casserole or Pie in the title, it’s really no wonder it was forgotten.

  48. Quoting the Today show, “The average person gains 7 pounds over the Thanksgiving holidays.” I aimed for 10…I’ve always been an over achiever!

    Love it!

  49. Had a great day! Lots of family and food. I bought the ingredients for ambrosia and forgot to make it. I’m REALLY upset because I can’t find self-rising cornmeal. The Kroger where I shop only had corn bread MIX. No self respecting southern woman would stoop to corn bread MIX! What can I say?

  50. Yup, I ate so much I hurt myself.. Stomach stretched to three times the size it should be.
    I would like the asparagus casserole recipe sounds really good.
    We are blessed for sure.

  51. We had a ‘family tradition’ of sitting down to TG dinner and reminding my Granny to get the mac and cheese out of the microwave. This post reminded me of that old tradition now that Granny is too hold to cook.

    And we had fried chocolate pies — Heaven on earth! I’m already looking forward to those next year.

  52. Come on….we (my boys and I) are waiting for “the” post. MSU Rocks…and it was great how they made it so exciting. As soon as the game ended, my Senior (Addam) (the one Jackie Sherrill made a bulldawg for life by sending him a package of goodies from State) said…”Mom, is my application all complete for MSU”. The boy is going to leave me and come to Starkville! GO DAWGS!!!!!!!!

  53. Jessica did the very same thing! We were getting the cranberry relish and cranberry sauce (yes! both!) out of the fridge and she saw the ham in the bottom of the fridge. Still in the original packaging.

    We had so much food we couldn’t have gotten it in the oven anyway, and we couldn’t get it all on the table. We left the dressing and giblet gravy on the stove.

  54. I can’t believe this actually happened, but we spent our Thanksgiving holiday in the hospital. The baby had a bad virus we thought, until we discovered it was Salmonella poisoning! She was sick as I’ve seen a little one. Broke my heart.

    Thankfully, we got out today and she is finally on the mend after a week of that awful stuff.

    Thanksgiving? What Thanksgiving? At least Miss. State beat Ole Miss. That almost makes me forget this hellish week!!!

  55. Sophie,
    I want to thank you for the recipe “Green Beans you won’t beleive.” I made them for the first time on Thanksgiving and they were fabulous. My hubby was raving about them. : )

  56. Wow! Sounds like you had a great Thanksgiving.

  57. 3 days later… still full!

  58. Hey girl! Thanksgiving was great. My darling husband and father in law did the turkey and I got the dressing from Krogers! hehehe.. We had a ton of fodd but I didn’t eat and eat and eat. i just had one plate and a little too much sweet potato casserole. I have been working on maintaining 110 lbs for weeks and I wasn’t about to blow it. It was the aftermath that did me in. The “let’s eat everything in the fridge because we have much” that gained me those two extra pounds that I’m not too proud of.