Here's the kitchen during the day-- cooking in progress...
The dining room that morning... the other guests will sit at another table in the entry hall..
The turkey was a natural, free-range locally-raised bird from Alexander Family Farm in Del Valle, TX. Honestly I couldn't tell the difference between it and any other bird (I brine all my birds of course.) However, I need to think about the pros and cons: a local bird has fewer petroleum miles, but it was more than triple the price. $3.25 a pound!
Here's the "kids' table" in the entry hall, after the majority of dinner is done.
Fred and Nathalie enjoy a good laugh.
After dinner everyone gathered in the kitchen for a dessert buffet.
Jana and Aven.
Jack, Vinnie and Mitch.
After all the eating, a nap is a good thing...
Then, before Fred left, a little fashion show. (It's really Nathalie's coat)
Mitch was a champion at cleanup. The lovely crystal pitcher was a gift from my dear friend Kevin Williamson.