We got to my parents house around noon, already starving. The house smelled amazing with the cooking turkey. My mom and I got right to work assembling the noshies:
... including olives:
... marinated mozzarella and sundried tomatoes:
... and fresh cooked shrimp with two dips (cocktail sauce and mayo mixed with grainy mustard:
Since pre-cooked shrimp rings from the supermarket tend to be overcooked and watery, I cooked the shrimp myself, with the shell still on, for only a minute and a half. I also made the two dips right before serving so they'd be fresh and tasty. We also had Boursin cheese and crackers:
I love Boursin cheese, with the pungent garlic and herb flavor. Yum! A great way to start the meal, although I have to admit I did overdo it a bit since I was so hungry.