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Thorn's first Thanksgiving
Like any milestone or rite of passage I felt it fitting for me to document my first time making Thanksgiving dinner in my new place, thus marking my first step towards being a completely independent adult.

I didn't have much to work with, just odds and ends given to me by my dad or collected over the years, but I think given the circumstances everything turned out just peachy.

Here's the setup in my cabin! Please note the woodburning stove which is just too precious and I /love/ it. Oh and no Jesse heads were burned in the taking of this photo.

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Challenge: Working with a stove that is over 50 years old. Upon moving into my cabin I asked mom "how in the hell do I work this thing?" She said she would have to ask someone who was older and asked my stepdad who still didn't really know what everything was. My dad then told me that HIS grandmother had one exactly like it. How reassuring!

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Like any self respecting Californian, any excuse to make guacamole and salsa is a good one, and thus, appetizers were provided! Big thanks to wa_lawdawg for his salsa contribution. Needless to say he was wowed by my guacamole recipe which I ironically got from a small town in central Michigan.

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Jesse of course being the ever helpful one provided instant floor vaccuming service while I cooked.
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Having sadly completely forgotten to grab a turkey in all my hustle and bustle, I, the clever one that I am, simply had to improvise! Jesse roasted up very nicely. In a bag, breast side down for optimal canine tenderness. That dried art reference sparrow wing and garbage she ate just hours prior made her very flavorful.
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And the peasants rejoiced! From left to right cannibalmouth who provided DELICIOUS chocolate/anise/white chocolate chip cookies which I'm enjoying right this very moment, wa_lawdawg my roommate, and tarnac my tech support asshole lovable table tard.
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And the most reassuring sign of a job well done.... (well, not including the unavoidable cupcake boob)
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Thank you my friends for sharing with me in this wonderful experience of my first "all by myself" Thanksgiving. It was seriously awesome to have you over and to make you fat with food :)
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dragonheadthing From: dragonheadthing Date: November 24th, 2007 11:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Everything looks like it came together nicely.

My parents use to live in houses with wood burning stoves. Every now and then my dad jokes about 'lighting the oven'.

lol! cupcake boob
jaxxblackfox From: jaxxblackfox Date: November 24th, 2007 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wow.... that's a seriously old oven! And I thought my 20y/o pos was up there in age. Ah well, at least they knew how to build 'em to last back then!

Everything looks wonderful, Holidays like that are always awesome. And it was great that you had company. ^^
foxfeather From: foxfeather Date: November 25th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
That is awesome. :) Thanksgiving is still the one holiday we always go visit my parents for, its just the one family holiday thing.
Your place looks wonderful, and that dinner looks delicious!
arbeywolf From: arbeywolf Date: November 25th, 2007 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)
that dinner looks fantastic!
Congratulations on a successful "first" Thanksgiving :)

I just this year discovered the deliciousness that is the sweet potato/marshmallow casserole thingy.
Such a sheltered life *tsk*
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 25th, 2007 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
its a dessert for dinner! I cant go to a thanksgiving without it. Its just not the same :)
vantid From: vantid Date: November 25th, 2007 01:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwww this makes me smile so much. The shot of the food all together is wonderful.

I can say that Dan doesn't look like he did in my dream, only the short blonde hair part is right. Whew!

NOODLES <3
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 25th, 2007 01:27 am (UTC) (Link)
You were missed! It wasn't the same without you, and now I have all these yams left. When you come to visit we'll do a Thanksgiving Dinner Redux and dadgumit there will be yams.

Noodles says "frrt" and *dance dance*
xianjaguar From: xianjaguar Date: November 25th, 2007 02:11 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL...I have that EXACT SAME dish towel set. The one from Walmart? =D
Nice spread.
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 25th, 2007 03:11 am (UTC) (Link)
YES! thats the one. 5 bucks man, you can't go wrong! It matches my already existing towel set too (ones I got from elsewhere) so now I can keep the green theme going :D
xianjaguar From: xianjaguar Date: November 25th, 2007 03:50 am (UTC) (Link)
*nods!*
It's a total bargain. I love my set. =)

(and it matches my bedspread too, which is sage green as well.)
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 25th, 2007 04:10 am (UTC) (Link)
*envies* its so hard for me to find green stuff sometimes. it was easy about 3 years ago but I had to get rid of a lot of my green stuff when moving. you should have seen the apartment i shared with my dad. green /everything/ :D i was happy oh yes i was.
trufflehog From: trufflehog Date: November 25th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC) (Link)
<3 your woodburning stove. oh my goodness ;_;
doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: November 25th, 2007 05:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
That stove is older than I am. o_O
crashcoyote From: crashcoyote Date: November 26th, 2007 05:34 am (UTC) (Link)
I look constipated in the table photo. D:
thornwolf From: thornwolf Date: November 26th, 2007 06:32 am (UTC) (Link)
this is why I'm the cameraman, I don't have to be in the bad pictures :D
cannibalmouth From: cannibalmouth Date: November 26th, 2007 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm the only normal looking person in the picture of the peeps. And the use of the word normal is a stretch. Lol.

SO MUCH AWESOME.

And remember!

Scattergories is serious business!
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