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 . 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.
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 . Here is the damage we did.
So how was everybody’s Thanksgiving?