I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! We had a really nice time with our family and our friend Will. This was actually the first time that we had ever really managed an entire Thanksgiving on our own. I think we did quite well. I tried to make cookies ahead of time, and gather ingredients every time I went for groceries. This was our menu...
Turkey with Gravy
Whole Wheat Stuffing
Field Green Salad with Apples and Walnuts....Compliments of Will
Sweet Potato Casserole
Chunky Chocolate Pecan Bars
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Pumpkin Pie/ whipped Cream
Wow!!! That was a lot...but it was so good! We tried to do most of the prep the night before so that we could relax and enjoy ourselves. Did you know I had never made a pumpkin pie before? Im just not a baker...but they came out fabulous! Everything worked perfectly...except one thing. Have you ever seen National Lampoons Christmas Vacation? Well...the scene where they cut into the Turkey and it bursts apart and hisses steam? This reminded me of that. I asked Cory to help me get the 17-18# turkey out of the roaster and onto the giant Turkey plate...he did...but it looked like he took it and threw it on the plate as hard as he could. It made a loud banging sound and then the meat fell right off the bone...we looked at each other in horror...and knew what the other was thinking...National Lampoons...then we laughed. We are glad that we were not planning on carving it at the table. The meat was very tasty...and we had a good laugh! The following is some shots of our Thanksgiving celebration. I hope yours was just as wonderful!