Friday, November 27, 2009

A Family Day on Thanksgiving

We're recovering today after eating too much dinner yesterday.  As our newly created "tradition" dictated, we took the family out to the Oyster House in Olympia, Washington for Thanksgiving dinner.  This was our Fourth Annual trip to the Oyster House for a wonderful buffet.

We are only a family of 7 here in Washington, and not all of them really enjoy the traditional Thanksgiving offerings.  By taking the kids out to dinner they can each eat items of their choosing....and there were a lot of dishes to choose from.  We had these options:  baked salmon, roast beef, glazed ham, and roast turkey, dinner rolls, cheese, assorted fruit, olives, pickles and cold veggie trays, green salad, cucumber and onion salad, Waldorf salad, glazed carrots, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatos, dressing, gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, apple pie,  2 types of layer cake, and frosted brownies.

It was all very good and nobody went away hungry.  Zoey went to the buffet table for seconds of watermelon and black olives.  What a combo!

Mackenzie enjoyed one of the frosted brownies after she had eaten a proper meal. 

When we left the Oyster House, I had the gang stop so I could snap a picture.  Then Bruce took one of the girls with me.

We went back to Stephanie and Darin's house and played a game of Clue. 

It was a good day and we enjoyed the time together.  All of the kids had a busy week and were glad for this day of food and fun.

Until next long for now!


Gypsy said...

Don't you just cherish those times with family? Nothing like it.

Rick and Paulette said...

Looks like you had a great time and that Oyster House Buffet sounded terrific.

Jerry and Suzy said...

And the nice thing is, if you wanted the "traditional" Thanksgiving meal, that was available. Good idea, so that everyone can eat what they like.