So, before the pictures, the menu:
Fruit & cheese platter: chèvre, aged goat's milk, smoked Gouda, brie, garlic & herb, mustard & ale cheddar
Charcuterie platter: pâté w/dried fruits, 2 kinds of French-style saucisson, prosciutto, pancetta
Roasted free-range turkey and gravy
Cornbread dressing with sausage and roasted chestnuts
Mashed potatoes (nothing fancy, just good)
Pan-roasted sweet potatoes
Green bean casserole
Shaved brussels sprouts with brown butter & lemon
Sautéed mushrooms with green onion & herbs
Tossed green salad
Assorted dinner rolls
Although we lost an element in the oven halfway through the day (why do these things always happen on Thanksgiving??), and the turkey took an extra two hours to finish, it was indeed delicious. Last year we'd bought a natural turkey through EarthFare, and it was very tough. This one wasn't tough at all, and the flavor was amazing; a far cry from the bland stuff that we usually get. The dark meat especially was like a whole different...bird.
Well, we have a lot of furniture re-arranging to do today, so I'll let you enjoy this short slideshow of yesterday's events. I should warn you that, other than the turkey, I didn't really get many pictures of the food; I was a little busy when it started hitting the plates!
Hope you all had a chance to sit down and enjoy a meal with the ones you love.