A College Tailgate Thanksgiving

Read this post to see how one family celebrated Thanksgiving and college football.

My friend Cathy and her family supporting the University of Texas Longhorns. Hook ’em!

How was last week for you? Ours was great! Thanksgiving tends to be a restful holiday for us because we don’t travel and we go to my friend Cathy’s house for dinner. My kids were out of school the whole week, and while we weren’t without drama, we did enjoy ourselves.

I think it was probably this time last year that I wrote about Cathy. Thanksgiving is her absolute favorite holiday, and she takes off work so she can start cooking on Monday. Her process is carefully planned, as she know what to cook each day. She is  even careful enough in her planning to schedule time with her grand daughters to teach them how to mix, measure, and bake.

This year, after following the University of Texas Longhorns’ football season rather carefully, Cathy decided that we should all pay homage to our respective college football favorites in food and fashion. For Thanksgiving appetizers we nibbled on tailgating traditions and for the main course we feasted on turkey, dressing, and then some.

If you happened to listen to the Mocha Mob radio show last week or catch me on Periscope talking about holiday photos, you may have heard my friend Kevin issue me a challenge for Thanksgiving photos. He suggested that we take a series of photos to document the day, solely focusing on hands, and processing the images in black and white.

Even though I complained a bit, I was up for the challenge,  and today I’m sharing my photos with you.

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So, there it is. Our Thanksgiving in hands. All photos were taken with my Nikon D3200. For buying information and all of the specs on that camera, click #ad here. If you happen to be a Texas Longhorns fan in need of some paraphernalia, click #ad here. And just because Cathy’s mashed potatoes tasted oh-so-good, I want you to see the appliance she used to make them #ad here.

And guess what? I interviewed Cathy last night to get her tips for creating the magic she creates during the holidays. That interview with all of her special tips are going to be featured tomorrow right here on the blog. I am so excited!

So tell me, what did your hands do last week?

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