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Thanksgiving Dinner - Micole Khemarrica
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Thanksgiving Dinner
Okay, I just spent nine hours hard at work in my limited kitchen to make a Thanksgiving Feast for the Caer and a couple of friends. *whew* :3

The menu:

Butternut Squash and Apple Bisque
Waldorf Salad
Herb-Butter Rubbed Turkey
Cornbread and Chestnut Dressing
Glazed Yams with Pineapple
Spiced Smashed Potatoes
Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon
Sweet Jersey Corn-on-the-cob
Homemade Turkey Gravy
Snowflake Dinner Rolls
Whole Cranberry Sauce

Tollhouse-style cocoa cookies
Spicy Pumpkin Pie
Fresh Vanilla Whipped Cream

Not being a complete masochist, I did have a little help... Toka made the Waldorf Salad, which we ended up forgetting to put on the table; Wolf made the smashed potatoes; Roxikat's roommate made the cookies; Toka brought the Turkey Gravy home from the catered lunch at her work; and, of course, things like the dinner rolls and cranberry sauce were store bought. Outside of that, though, everything was done by me by scratch. I used my slow-cooker to make the soup and maximize cooking space (if I had a stick-blender that would've helped enormously, too) and the oven behaved this year so I didn't need to cook the turkey on the grill.

Everyone seemed to enjoy the meal, which was served with a fruity red wine Toka picked up some time ago. The only complaint was that I had no real way of keeping everything serving-warm by the time everything was done. Outside of a complete kitchen rebuild, the only suggest to try is using my baking stones as a stoneware chafing dish, which may work well if we had a way to keep the stones safely off the tablecloth.

Everyone helped do cleanup, which was good because the cats were getting rather insistant on finding the turkey... and so now it's time for bed.

Current Mood: sleepy sleepy
Current Music: ... the sounds of silence in a big house...

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gen From: gen Date: November 26th, 2004 12:49 am (UTC) (Link)
What are snowflake rolls, just out of curiosity?
khromat From: khromat Date: November 27th, 2004 12:08 am (UTC) (Link)

snowflake rolls

It's a fancy way of saying "flour-topped soft dinner rolls" ... ;3
beoweasel From: beoweasel Date: November 26th, 2004 02:13 am (UTC) (Link)
NO MAC & CHEESE!? *sob* Ah well, nice list anyway^_^;;

hey, my dad makes excellent turkey (da best) because he soaks the meat in a tub of special brine for 24 hours, so even after cooking, the turkey is very juicy =9
doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: November 26th, 2004 06:20 am (UTC) (Link)
Ghods, brined turkeys are just so good. Thank you, Alton Brown, for showing us neophytes the joys of brining.
beoweasel From: beoweasel Date: November 26th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
I love Good Eats, that show kicks ASS^_^
doodlesthegreat From: doodlesthegreat Date: November 26th, 2004 06:27 am (UTC) (Link)
We had a reasonably good spread here at home, but reading over your menu card is making me hungry again. =};-3

twentythoughts From: twentythoughts Date: November 26th, 2004 11:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeesh. In a good way :)

*makes evil(ish) plans to introduce Thanksgiving over here*
darklilith69 From: darklilith69 Date: December 3rd, 2004 01:59 am (UTC) (Link)

Wowsers!

Yowies! You're just a cookin' fool! *grin* It's in your blood! Always has been. *smile* Wish I had the energy to cook like that these days. I used to do a LOT of holiday cooking. I was brought up that way. From pies, cookies, turkey, and all the extra fixin's. But, no longer. *sigh* It's just easier on me to go to someplace like Marie Callendars and then make my own extras. But still, it's nice remembering. I'm glad you had fun cooking!

And you look AWESOME with your new hair!

*snugs*
Lilith
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