Thanksgiving 2012

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  I hope your day was full of good laughs, exercise, time with your friends and family, football, and of course good food!

We had dinner in the evening so I had plenty of time to get a 2 mile power walk in with my Mom and Murphy.  Meet Murphy everyone!  He’s a cuddly, energetic Wire Hair Fox Terrier.

While we waiting for Thanksgiving dinner we munched on lots of veggies, a cheese ball, crackers, and some yummy crab dip.

The veggies were full of flavor and fresh and crisp.  Don’t they look colorful and pretty?  I tried to focus on them while I was munching (planning ahead for my piece of pumpkin pie) but the crab dip was really good! It was creamy and sweet.

Finally the turkey was ready.  We put herbs de provence, garlic, and lemon juice under the  skin and it smelled so heavenly!

Doesn’t the turkey look pretty sliced up on the platter?  Next to it is broccolini.  It’s similar to broccoli but as you can see it’s got longer stalks and smaller florets.   My Mom blanched it and then sauteed it in butter, garlic, lemon zest, and lemon juice.  Yum!

I was put in charge of making one of my favorite Thanksgiving side dishes: corn casserole! This year we made Ina Garten’s Sagaponack Corn Pudding (we’ve made it before and it’s always been a hit!).  The recipe includes corn, cornmeal, milk, cheese, and fresh basil!  I have a confession to make.  The recipe calls for two types of cheese, cheddar and ricotta.  I can hardly believe it, but I completely forgot to add the ricotta cheese!  It never even made it out of the fridge.  I realized this as we were sitting around the table eating our Thanksgiving dinner.  Minus the ricotta, the Sagaponack Corn Pudding still tasted delicious.

Here’s my plate.

Turkey, cranberry (a must have for me!) stuffing, potato’s, gravy, corn casserole, and broccolini.  Holy yum.  I ate one plate of food and enjoyed every bite!  Everything was homemade and definitely worth the calories.  Best of all, I didn’t feel over stuffed after my meal.  🙂

Let’s not forget dessert!  We had three pies: two homemade pumpkin pies from Grandma’s recipe and one mincemeat pie.

 Homemade pumpkin pie and tea for me!  Ah, life is good.

I hope you and your families had a very Happy Thanksgiving and that you got the chance to enjoy your Turkey Day favorites!

What’s your favorite Thanksgiving dish?

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3 Responses to Thanksgiving 2012

  1. jess says:

    Your thanksgiving looks beautiful!! We fried our turkey this year -so good! Since we had the fryer going we also did sweet potato fries w/ a creamy, sweet chipotle dip… worth the calories! Zumba starts again Monday, haha!

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