Thanksgiving Thoughts

As promised I collected pictures from the day. I thought I was going to unplug and I do from time to time do that when my boys ask me too, but last night I was self inducing my planned unplug but when I woke up this morning and was zipping around the kitchen I couldn’t hold back from pounding a few tweets out on my Mac. So I just went for it!  I saw a few of you out there too!!  Here is a picture journal of my day…

The bird went into the oven about 8:00 am.  I did a stuffed breast this year and it was enormous.  Since we eat so much meat I am on a first name basis with the guys at the meat counter.  Franky took care of me.  I wanted a stuffed breast but didn’t want the traditional stuffing, I wanted the corn bread pecan cranberries stuffing as it is my father-in-laws favorite.  Franky made up exactly what I wanted and he seemed to have super sized my order too.  As he handed it to me yesterday he said “I think it’s a little larger then you requested, but it will be the best breast meat you’ve ever had!”  He was right.

Did I mention that my husband got the Lego London Bridge kit for us to work on this holiday season!  Well it got kicked off this morning.  While I was getting bird in oven and all the other pre prep stuff going the bags of pieces were opened.  YIKES!  4,287 little plastic pieces!!  We work as a team.  I”m the sorter and the piece finder when one can not be found.  The boys build.  My Lark was the lead builder today.  He was on a roll.  Since this kits was sooo big I pulled out as many cookie sheets as I could to contain the pieces.  In between turkey and sides prep I sorted pieces into like colors and saved the day a few times to find a critical piece.  LOL.  I can cook the bacon AND find the Lego pieces!

Like I helped with the Lego pieces my Lark was HAPPY to help sample the brownies that I had prepared for the Brownie sundae dessert which was a special request this year.  I had voted for Beef Tenderloin and got shot down but when they asked for Brownie sundaes I didn’t have much clout since I don’t eat dessert.  Oh well.  I understand aside from the stuffing the dessert was the BEST part of the meal.  More to come on desset.

As the London Bridge proceeded

So did the bird.  Yummy! A good three hours and it was ready.  I gave it a good rest and continued on with my other sides.

My menu looked liked like this:

Starters:

  • Butternut Squash and Pear tarts
  • Goat cheese and fig jam on crispy toasts

Main Course:

  •  Turkey breast stuffed with Corn bread, pecan, cranberry stuffing.  Of coursed dressed with bacon.
  • Garlic mashed potato
  • Glazed carrots
  • Sweet potato with pineapple
  • cranberry sauce
  • Gravy
  • Corn bread, rolls and butter

Dessert

  • Brownie Sundaes with vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, fudge sauce, Jimmies (chocolate sprinkles to you non New Englanders), Peppermint chips, homemade whipped cream and cherries!
  • of course coffee

Here’s the only seven year old who I know who would request the goat cheese and fig jam appetizer.

Dinner was yum.  I had a glass of wine too.  I sat and ate slowly, I have to say I don’t do that much and it was a luxury!

Oh the delight of the my Lark.

All in all I had a great day. I had a chance to cook leisurely. I love that. I was able to feed my favorite people. Since I can’t feed myself as much as I use to I still delight in feeding my family. Let me just say I am not a food pusher. Just wanted to clarify that. I ate one bite too many. Yeah we all know the feeling and I think the portion of dinner roll and wine put me in carb overload. I’ve been very low carb lately.
It was a great day. I hope all of you had the day you wanted.

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