Hope everyone had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Sister and I had an exceptional day.
Note we arrived at the parade at approximately 8:45 a.m. (for a 9:00 a.m. start time) and were able to maneuver ourselves to a good spot next to those less experienced parade-going folk that had been sitting in the cold since 6:00 a.m. on lawn chairs with very full bladders and frozen extremities. It pays to be in the know.
We walked home from the parade and got ready to cook some delicious Thanksgiving eats.
Sister and I both prepped and cooked our dishes in my teeny kitchen with surprising harmony.
Prepping the turkey
Potatoes for mashing
Mushrooms for the stuffing
Cutting our delicious bird
A few table shots of the finished dishes
My plate – turkey, mushroom, shallot and fresh herb stuffing, mashed sweet potatoes and pomegranate, persimmon and arugula salad.
Everything turned out amazing – the turkey was moist (thanks, Whole Foods!) and the sides were SO flavorful. Normally I skimp a little on butter when making dishes like stuffing or mashed potatoes to save some calories and fat, but this time we did not hold back. After all, the sweet potato recipe was from our girl Paula Deen and we wanted to do her proud. 🙂
Here are the recipes:
The pumpkin creme pie I had such high hopes for turned out to be a hot, mushy mess. The creme mixture didn’t set because my “manual” mixing did not match that of an actual mixer (doh). Major baking fail. Good thing we were thoroughly stuffed from dinner.
Nothing a visit to Magnolia Bakery this weekend can’t fix!
Question: Did all of your T-day dishes turn out? Any baking fails like mine?