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Friday, November 26, 2010

Food Coma….btw How was your Thanksgiving




I hope everybody had a great thanksgiving.  Mine was busy but great.  For the past three years, I have been hosting Thanksgiving for The Husband’s family.  Each year we have been deep frying the turkey.  I’m actually intimidated to roast an actually turkey so instead we deep fry it.  The Husband is in charge of that part of the meal while I prepare everything else.  This year I went simple.   I even timed everything right were all the food was done when everybody got to our house.  For once I’m not late with our food Open-mouthed smile.  The Daughter was excited to see all the food.  I have been getting her psyched up for Thanksgiving for the last week.  So when she saw the turkey, she was already jumping up and down.  It was a rainy Thanksgiving so The Husband decided to cook the turkey by the garage.  I was a little worried about it but he seemed fine about it.  The best part is that it only took an hour to cook.  I wanted to pick at it as soon as he brought it to the kitchen. 

The other dishes I made was…..


A garden salad with Dried Cherries, pecans, and Fuji apples.  It was topped with an apple poppy seed dressing.


Chicken Gravy – This was the first time I made homemade gravy.  I’m so doing this again.  It came out better than regular gravy.


Garlic Mashed Potatoes – A staple in my house.  I roasted the garlic the night before and than made regular mashed potatoes with butter and milk. 


Homemade cranberry sauce (My husband keep insisting we get the canned stuff..humph)


Sweet Potatoes and Carrots in a Brown Sugar Glaze


Green Bean and Portabella mushroom Casserole (you could tell I was getting lazy at this point?)


Butter Glazed Dinner Rolls (It was a copy cat recipe of Golden Corral’s Bread recipe)


Plain Ensaymada – I had ube filled but The Husband ate all of them before Thanksgiving. 


Pumpkin pie


Baked Brie with cranberries.  I didn’t seal the bottom well enough so the cheese started to leak out.


Baked Mac and cheese (I don’t know what I was thinking with the chunks of cheese. )  I was going to top it with Parm Cheese but I actually ran out. 

We also invited our friends thank goodness, most of the food was actually gone Open-mouthed smile.  Here is the damage we did.



So how was everybody’s Thanksgiving?


  1. Wow!! you cooked a lot of food.. they all looked yummy, too!! I'm sure everyone appreciated all your hard work. Sorry you had to work today, you must be so tired. thanks for ube enseymada... delicious... had half of one today after lunch. You'll have to teach me that green bean portabella casserole.. it looked yummy and also mac & cheese.. I'm trying to find a good recipe, especially if I can make it vegan :-) take it easy, ok? hope to see you again soon..

  2. Thank you so much for having us over for Thanksgiving. Everything on the menu was delicious!! =D Still thinking about the deep-fried turkey...

    Thanksgiving Day #2 was a success. Husband and I made bacon-infused creamed corn, broccoli salad, potato casserole, and Brazilian cheese bread. I left the biggies to the parents/in-laws (turkey, palabok, pinakbet, kare kare).

    We ended the night playing Just Dance 2!

    Talk to you soon, friend!

  3. Wow oh what a feast! Your turkey looks fabulous :)

  4. happy thanksgiving joy! you have a great array of dishes for your thanksgiving meal. i wish i could eat over at your place ;) and i don't think you were being lazy at some point. just imagine how many dishes you prepared! you are a wonderwoman :)

  5. You had quite a spread. Surprising how fast the food goes, when it takes how many hours to prepare. Glad that you had a great thanksgiving!

  6. Looks like you had a fabulous feast. I love seeing what everyone else had. We are still eating turkey, but most of the sides and all of the 8 pies are gone.

  7. Yummy!! Especially the baked brie--my favorite!

  8. wow! deep fired turkey huh? your spread looks fantastic!

  9. Now I connect with the coma...gosh, that's seriously a LOT of cooking! i love the cheese oozing out...would clean it away in a wink! What a great spread!

  10. Looks like it was a delicious holiday!

  11. Your Thanksgiving was so delicious! I really want to try a deep fried turkey - sounds so good!

  12. happy thanksgiving.
    all those food and you say its simple celebration. i wonder what you will prepare for a grand feast?

  13. Whoa, that's a lot of yummy food! Your husband is a lucky guy.:)