Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Cajun Thanksgiving

Well, we didn't do anything super crazy and Cajun. But Mr. Cowboy's family sure knows how to fry up a turkey and make rice dressing along with some cornbread dressing. Lots of dressing. And guess what? No stuffing! Can you believe it? It was hard for me to realize that at first but really they don't cook a stuffing. They don't do mashed potatoes either. So, I make my own and bring those to dinner. I have to have mashed potatoes. Anyway, here are some pictures from our Thanksgiving meal. We eat around noon. What time do you eat? Growing up we ate Thanksgiving dinner at dinner time, 6pm. We had one deep fried turkey, one oven baked turkey, and one ham. All three were delicious! The fried turkey was my favorite. While we waited for all the food to be ready. This is what people did to pass the time. Mr. Cowboy scoped out the Black Friday Sales and figured out where he was going to shop. Tina played some Farm Town. Her farm is fabulous. I am a Farm Town failure. I can't do it. Well, I don't have time to do it. I would rather blog, and I haven't had much time for that either! The kids played! It was Jules's birthday! The turned three. Little Cowpoke was so excited it was her birthday. Cowpokette stole some turkey bites. So did Paw Paw. Great Grandma helped get the food out and ready. Then it was time to eat!! YUM!!! There was so much food!! The kids all sat at the Kids' Table. Then the grown ups got to dig in!It was so good. After dinner we did a small birthday party for Jules. It was a so fun. Then Paw Paw hooked up his big horse, Prince, to the wagon and took us all for a ride. Paw Paw has trained Prince all by himself. He went from not knowing a thing about draft horses and pulling wagons, to going on trail rides just about every weekend. Paw Paw has always loved horses and riding and since he lost his leg he hasn't been able to do much riding. So, it's really neat that he now gets to go on all the trail rides with his horse. Oh, and Paw Paw built his wagon too!! Pretty neat huh!! He even is a pretty good driver! Red wanted to know where we were going. He always gets left behind. Poor guy. This guy was too cool to sit at first, he rode on the back. Oh to be 13 again........ We passed some snotty cows. Just look at her!! She walks around with her nose in the air! "You will never see me hooked to a wagon pulling around crazy Cajuns!" We kept on traveling down the road. I couldn't imagine traveling by horse and wagon anymore. It would take me an entire day to just get to the grocery store. We then passed the most adorable mini EVER! He went crazy when we passed him! Just look how cute those legs are!!! Then he BUCKED!! Oh, NFR watch out!!! Ha ha ha ha!! He was just too adorable!! The teenager girls that rode with us. Oh my, how I don't want my girl to grow up!! Little Cowpoke loved the ride. He got to sit shotgun with Paw Paw. We then traveled back home and fed the mares. Poor Pearl just looks like she is getting old. She had the last year and a half off to have her last baby. Now it's back to rodeo for her. He is going to be Little Cowpoke's and Cowpokette's horse. Little does she know, her lazy days are soon to be over.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!! The countdown to Christmas Begins!!


The Wades said...

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you! Glad the mashed potatoes thing is doable this year. Crazy they don't partake. I mean, what is Thanksgiving w/out them?!

We ate at 2PM. We were originally shooting for 1 or 1:30, but by the time all families get coordinated it gets pushed out.

Everything looks so great in your neck of the woods. That fried turkey looks spectacular! Loved all your pictures.

KaNdRa and JaReD said...

I miss the Cajun Thanksgiving! I Don't get that they don't have mashed potatoes. I want to try a fried turkey!! That looked good.
The wagon ride looked like a lot of fun too. Glad you guys had a great Thanksgiving.

KD said...

I've been needing a dose of the kidlets! Glad you all had a great time!

The Wife said...

Looked like an awesome Thanksgiving! Love the wagon ride. And the buckin' mini! LOL! Glad I'm not the only Farm town failure out there!

BrownEyed Cowgirls said...

Ya...I just don't get the whole "no mashed potato" thing. Even when I lived in Alabama they did mashed potatoes. Must be a cajun thing-LOL.

I usually try to shoot for a 3pm meal. My Honey is in charge of deep frying the turkey every year. Not having to cook the turkey in the oven makes it so easy to get everything ready at just about the same time. The ham, I usually just throw in a roaster and put it on low.

Glad to see you back.:)

Ohhh...And don't be wishing that little cutie to grow up too fast. That happens way faster than you realize.:)

Carroll Farm said...

What great pictures and looks like you had a wonderful time! Next year we are excited to start our own traditions, at our house, with our kids and no other family. We are so excited!

Paint Girl said...

That fried Turkey looks amazing!! I seriously have to try that some year!
Looks like you had a fabulous time! We try to eat around 3:00 but this year it ended up being around 4:00.
That has to be the cutest mini I have ever seen!

Paula said...

Okay, I had to get all caught up! Love the Yellow Girls - that is cute as can be! The baby shoots are adorable. I had my twins picturs taken while they were asleep. I stacked them on top of each other and it made the cutest picture!!

That little horse is crazy but I bet the wagon ride was fun!


The Caple Crew said...

ooo yum that deep fried turkey DOES sound good! I never tried it at the branch activity, dang it!

Oh ya so she is one of those lucky ones that her birthday lands on Thanksgiving every few years, My Aunt's birthday was also on Thanksgiving.

Ok how come you guys didn't come to our house and give us a wagon ride!?!!! Not fair! Tell that man to head to our house with that wagon, we want a ride! Oooo hey let's do a hay ride soon!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

That mini is precious! I want one. wah! And just look at Prince doing his job. What a handsome guy. And Paw Paw sure is talented to go and train him to drive without any previous experience. I'm impressed!

What? No mashed potatoes??! gah! I live for mashed potatoes with gravy. yummo!
But what's the difference between dressing and stuffing. I brought the stuffing this year to my friend's house for T-Giving dinner. She made the turkey, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. I added chopped pecans to the cornbread stuffing I made. so good!

And I love fried turkey. Most folks are too scared to make it, though because of the fire danger.