Christmas Eve is my favorite day of the year, but Thanksgiving is my favorite day to cook. I don't know if it's the foods or the table decorations or just the feel of the season.
I haven't made a Thanksgiving dinner in probably 5 years, so when my daughter asked if I was going to cook a Thanksgiving dinner I thought, "Well, I guess so", and I felt kind of excited. I ran out and found the biggest turkey I could find, 20 pounds. 20 pounds is quite a big turkey for just 5 people, but I thought a week's worth of sandwiches that could be made. And the soup stock that could be made from the carcass.
|My friend said it was normal for a pecan pie to raise like|
this. Never had that happen before.
|This is the first time I got to use my pie holder.|
|This must be true love. I HATE that "famous" green bean casserole.|
|(Don't look too close at my messy oven. Baking soda is a |
great thing to reduce the smoke from something boiling over.)
|Corn Dookey, formerly known as Shahoskahavi. Corn, bell pepper, whole canned tomatoes|
onions, chili powder. Pretty darn good.
Aunt Dorothy's sweet potatoes: To die for!
|Emily is making the stuffing. Mmmm! I am a messy cook. Just look at that stove!|
|Mashed potato rolls. These are SOOO good. You really must try them.|
|Yukon gold potatoes. I did add a lot of butter, but not enough to change the color. |
These potatoes really are yellow.
|We served buffet style so we could enjoy some elbow room at the diningroom|
table. Emily also brought spinach balls and Maggie made the most wonderful
fresh garden salad.
|I really enjoy setting a table for Thanksgiving. This isn't too elaborate as some I've|
done, but I love finding leaves, sticks, acorns and flowers outside to decorate with
the pumpkins, gourds and candles.
How could this have gotten so out of hand?