November 26, 2010

Come, Ye Thankful People

I am giddy about Thanksgiving. As Ina Garten said, "Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday of the year. All I have to do is cook." However, as previously mentioned, I am dictatorial when it comes to planning the menu and assigning entrée responsibilities. I am a little bit like this letter writer... Or maybe a lot like that writer. I'm writing this post for myself and posterity. I always like to look back at pictures and menus from previous holidays and see what we did, what worked, what flopped, etc. I think this year's meal could go down as one of the best.
Roasted Turkey and Gravy
Cornbread Dressing
Mashed Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes
Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good
Green Beans
Cranberry Salad
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Pie

This year I didn't try to get fancy with the turkey. I can't believe that a couple of years ago, I served my turkey with chimichurri instead of gravy. That's sacrilege! I usually rub some butter and spices under the skin. This year was no different, but I used cumin, smoked paprika, and ginger this go-around.

Roasted Turkey

I watched this video a few times to refresh my memory on how to carve a turkey and also because I like New York accents.

Thanksgiving 2010

I would drink that gravy on its own.

Pumpkin Pie

I don't think I've made a pumpkin pie before this one. I like pumpkin, but I usually put it in a cheesecake for Thanksgiving. I haven't had many good pumpkin pies, but this one was a worthy competitor.

Thanksgiving 2010

Nancy got to lick the beaters from the whipped cream. And eat a drumstick the next day.

Nancy Kay Thanksgiving

1 comment:

Auntie said...

According to Granddad, you nailed that bird!

I see Grandmother's Cranberry Salad. Yay for that.

And I am very happy to see Nancy licking a beater, as that means no Cool Whip touched that lovely pie.