Happy Thanksgiving from our family to yours!
Our turkey took longer to cook than anticipated, so the appetizers were set out early.
The salami was a gift from my friend Jessi. She represents the brand professionally and sent me a few for the holidays. I also asked Jessi about the source of the meats prior to serving, and she reported back that they are hand-crafted and are made from all-natural pork free of antibiotics, hormones or other chemicals fed 100% vegetarian feed on small family farms.
We tasted the Black Truffle Creminelli – amazing! Dry and rich, probably the best I’ve ever had.
The chefs!! Sportin’ Great Harvest attire ; )
As Matt proclaimed, “One For Me, One For The Pot”
Karen brought her famous oyster pie and pineapple sweet potato casserole
I made the Figgy Wild Rice & Sourdough Dressing! Except in lieu of sourdough we used Great Harvest High Five Fiber. If you want to have the best stuffing ever, use a really good GH bread!!
Matt is one devoted chef. He butchers his turkey, brines its, sears it and then roasts it in pieces. Makes for one tender bird. Our turkey was a local Virginia bird from a nearby farm.
Had to feed him sips while he worked!
Mocktail for cocktail hour. (Plus nibbles from the platter!)
We served two wines with dinner – the Edna Valley Chardonnay and Jefferson Vineyards Meritage. Yum!
I had a glass of each with dinner.
Plus an elegant water vintage for those who crave a more refreshing beverage
Herb Roasted Turkey
Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Garden Greens with Roasted Hazelnuts, Dried Berries + Pumpkin Vinegar Dressing
Karen’s Oyster Pie (Betty Crocker)
Karen’s Sweet Potato Pineapple Casserole (secret recipe!)
Buzz’s Cranberry Sauce
Homemade Cheesy Rolls
Apple Bars with Ben & Jerry’s Peanut Brickle Ice Cream
We were a smaller group of 5 at the table – we missed Matt’s other family half this year! My sister + Matt are making a late appearance tomorrow for leftovers.
I had a taste of everything – plus seconds on the salad! And an extra bite of this or that. I’m full, not stuffed.
We took an interlude to clean up the kitchen (which was quite the mess!) and then put out dessert.
Caught in action!
YUM! Thankful for tiny silver plates or I’d have eaten twice as much!
Happy Thanksgiving to all, and to all a good digestion.