Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanksgiving Feast

This year's meal was a success.  Although we knew it would be because we used our tried and true, favorite recipes. 

First, our appetizer was a delicious recipe from Pampered Chef that we adopted several years ago. 

Then came our delicious turkey.  We always use a cooking bag - no matter what the recipe says.  It always comes out so juicy and tender.  Usually we use this amazing recipe that came out of my November issue of Bon Appetit magazine in 1994, Apricot Glazed Turkey with Roasted Onion and Shallot Gravy.

However, this year we used another recipe from that same magazine.  It, too, was absolutely amazing and the gravy was phenomenal with sherry in it!  Roast Turkey with Herb Rub and Shiitake Mushroom Gravy.

My husband does a great job carving the turkey every year! Here is the tutorial he uses: How to Carve a Turkey Like a Man

Then, of course, you can't forget the most amazing sides:
 Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

We saw these cute "acorn" snacks to make and the peanut butter cups were supposed to be pilgrim hats, but I got the wrong size cookies.  So, Aubrey came up with this "wonderful idea" of how to make them special. 

Happy Thanksgiving, Pilgrim!

Lucy weighed the same as our turkey - 18 pounds!!!

1 comment:

  1. OK, everything looks delicious. But the cutest is the turkey that weighed the same as Lucy! Darling photo. Your little "ham" next to the bird! Looks like a great celebration. Yummy