Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving As We Go

Morning:

Lucille

 

Fennel!

 

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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.

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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?

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A little weight-loss routine…

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…and the main course is ready.

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

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Our hostess made a pretty medley of roasted root vegetables.

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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!

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

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

8 comments:

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

    Love to you and Miss Chef!!!

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  2. She's watching you!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and Miss Chef.

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  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!

    ~Lisa

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  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

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

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  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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