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Thursday, November 24, 2005

The Menu

Although it's just the four of us, I usually go pretty much all out for Thanksgiving dinner. I would probably make more if it were for family, but it is still quite a bit of food for just 4. I wouldn't have it any other way. We have started a tradition of having our champange and appetizers as lunch - that way we can indulge in our favorite traditions without getting too full for dinner (by trying to cram appetizers in too close to dinner). It's a fun tradition!

Normally we would have the traditional turkey, usually prepared using a Martha Stewart recipe (minus the stuffing and gravy - we have other recipes for those). However, this year it's the Turducken. We'll let you know how it turns out. We're cooking the whole thing here and the teacher we are splitting it with will come collect his cooked half tomorrow.

I have to say that I love the lighting in my new kitchen. The sun can be intense at times (which makes me worry about how hot it will be in summer, but hopefull the sun will be higher in the sky), but the brighness is much more conducive to nice photos. And I even have to admit that the green countertops provide a pretty soothing background color. But don't get used to it...they are going as soon as I can line up a contractor!

The rest of the menu:

~Appetizers~

Served with:

Mumm Napa Brut Prestige

~Main Course~

Turducken

Stuffing

Carrot Souffle

Cranberry Sauce

Served with:

7 Deadly Zins

~Dessert~

Pumpkin Pie

Certainly not the healthiest menu in the world, especially since I forgot to buy the green beans, but I throw health issues out for the holidays. It can't hurt once in a while!

I will add the rest of the recipes as the day goes on or sometime tomorrow.

Enjoy your holiday.

3 comments:

  1. Looks like a great menu! How did the turducken turn out?

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  2. Happy Thanksgiving.

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving, Kalyn. As you can see, no low-carb menus going on here! :)

    Joe - the Turkducken was good, but I would prefer a regular roast turkey, myself. The stuffing was a crawfish and rice stuffing - different than what I'm used, but very good. DH said he'd do it again, but I'd just assume stick with the traditional bird....

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