Mom grinds the cranberries and other fruit for the relish in her old-fashioned meat grinder and it comes out much lighter in color than this, but as the fruit marinates, it deepens to this rich red color.
Of course, the most anticipated dish was the turkey. Even the cats eagerly awaited a morsel of it. Here's Teddy on the kitchen floor, hoping that my husband, who carves it, will give him a bite!
My guests brought me the sweetest hostess gifts—a pretty speckled poinsettia, bags of vintage wooden spools, holiday ornaments, and more K-cups for my Keurig including a raspberry truffle coffee and milk chocolate hot chocolate!
They even brought our cats some goodies. Here is Poe with his bag of tuna treats. He doesn't look like he's starving, does he? Believe it or not, he is on diet food.
I gave all my guests these small glass turkey nest dishes, which I tied up with ribbon and set beside their place settings.
By day's end, I was a little tired and settled in to watch some television. Apparently, Teddy was, too. He curled up with me and took a nap. I caught this picture of him smiling as he slumbered.
There wasn't much time to sleep, though, as I was up bright and early this morning to do a little bargain shopping on Black Friday. I don't typically set foot near stores on Black Friday but I did brave the crowds today to get a printer.