Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving As We Go








Miss Chef is trying a new approach she read about: roast for an hour breast-side down, then flip.   A few more hours to go.




Afternoon…Lucille is the name the farmer gave our turkey (we ask him every year when we pick it up, and he makes up a name on the spot.)  She looks beautiful, doesn’t she?


A little weight-loss routine…




…and the main course is ready.



Sides included a super-yummy cornbread stuffing with chestnuts and local sausage.  That’s the green bean casserole to the left.



Our hostess made a pretty medley of roasted root vegetables.



Of course, there was a lot more…I didn’t get the two styles of mashed potatoes, or the rolls from our local bakery with herbed butter, or the sautéed shredded brussels sprouts with cranberries.  Uh oh, I think I’m getting hungry again!


Good thing there was a plethora of pies to top us all off.


I hope you all had cozy, laughter-filled Thanksgivings with your loved ones.  Enjoy those late-night turkey and cranberry sammidges, y’all!


  1. How did you crawl inside that oven to take pictures?

    Love to you and Miss Chef!!!

  2. She's watching you!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Miss Chef.

  3. Well I feel a song coming on....

    "You took a fine time to leave me Lucille! Four Hungry Children and a crop in the field...."

    Well, I suppose the four hungry children can just munch on Lucille, right?

    lol! Now I'll be singing that all day long.

    Looked like a tasty spread. I do love Brussel Sprouts, but sautéed shredded brussels sprouts with cranberries? That's taking them to a whole new level. Mmmm!


  4. I'm hungry all over again! Your dinner looks fantastic. The cornbread stuffing and the sautéed shredded brussels sprouts with cranberries really peaked my interest :-)

    The worst part about traveling cross country for Thanksgiving and leaving the day after is that there are no leftovers at our house ;-)

    I might need to make a turkey myself in LA. I'll try the upside down trick.

    Oh, and those pies.... Oh. My. Gawd!!!

    xo jj

  5. A Happy (belated) Thanksgiving.
    The dinner looks delicious!

  6. Holy moly! My mouth is watering and I'm suddenly very, very hungry. The cornbread stuffing (well, everything) looks to die for.

    And thanks for more pictures of the pretty jenny!!! :D

    Glad you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. xo


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