Micole Khemarrica (khromat) wrote,
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.
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