Thanksgiving Part Two
Friday was my turn to host Thanksgiving dinner. With a total of 31 people scheduled to come, I had a lot on my plate!
First things first: make the pies. I made an apple pie:
And a pumpkin pie:
Then it was time to get all my appetizers out. Bean Dip:
Cinnamon-Roasted Almonds, Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Butter:
And a few other appetizers that didn’t get included: Taco Dip in the slow cooker and Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Dip. At that point, I started to get so busy that pictures just weren’t happening. My guests started to arrive and Thanksgiving craziness began.
I did mange to snap a picture of the two turkeys before they went into the oven.
Since my brother was so skilled the night before in carving his turkey, I let him carve one of mine and I had my brother in law, who is a doctor, carve the other. I figured he’d be good with the knife. :) He was.
Soon, it was time to eat!
We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, Gulliver’s Creamed Corn, rolls and peas. None of which got photographed. :(
Eventually I sat down with my family to enjoy all my hard work!
Just when I thought it was time to relax, it was time to get up and put out the dessert bar!
We had enough desserts to feed a whole neighborhood. Besides the two pies, I made a cheesecake, chocolate cake, homemade vanilla ice cream and homemade whipped cream. WOW!
Then the massive clean up project began. I had so many clean up helpers that the job got done pretty quickly. I finished up after everyone left and fell into bed. My kitchen had never seen so much action. :)
So….what was the best thing you ate during Thanksgiving?
Your pies look amazing! I've never been successful with a lattice topping.ReplyDelete
My eats were low key, but good - my favorite though is a sausage stuffing that I cook in my cast iron skillet so the bottom gets a bit crunchy but still tender on the top!
The Onion & Grueyre dip sounds right up my alley!ReplyDelete
Wow! What a spread! And what a beautiful kitchen...I want it!ReplyDelete
Oh my, I think I would have bypassed most of the dinner just to have the desserts! Your apple pie looks amazing! I want some now.;-)ReplyDelete
Tell me about it! I was thinking the same thing. :)
Cinnamon almonds, be still my heart.ReplyDelete