I realize it’s a bit late… but who doesn’t love eating my Thanksgiving meals vicariously through the blog? This year, the turkey came out easily the best I’ve EVER made it – juicy, juicy, juicy, even long after I carved it!!! – but the best part? It was finally flavorful on its own; in the past, my turkeys have been juicy and tasty but I always wanted more flavor from the meat itself… well, this year I succeeded.
And I don’t know exactly what was different, even though I’ve been taking meticulous notes on everything I cook.
Look at that glorious turkey.
Our normal appetizer trays… deviled eggs, cured meats, cheeses, crackers, hummus, crudite, pigs in a blanket, chips, spinach dip… yum!
The table, in all its glory, from two angles.
Lobster salad, courtesy of my brother in law.
My first plate… so much goodness on that plate! And the little dish of chipotle honey butter on the side.
Dessert! Huge platter of cut fruit from Whole Foods, angel cake covered in coconut, fruit tart, two pumpkin pies, strawberry cheesecake and cream puffs from Beard Papa’s.
What I did with my leftovers: fried slices of stuffing and topped it with a fried egg. Hello, yum.
Appetizers as listed above
Roast turkey, giblet gravy
Honey glazed carrots
Butter sauteed mushrooms & onions
Pretty salad (if you look at the picture, you’ll see why I call it that) with honey lime vinaigrette
Desserts as listed above
Do you make anything special for Thanksgiving? If so, share in comments!