Thanksgiving 2010

First, I made some cheese scones with extra sharp cheddar cheese. We just snacked on those earlier in the day, along with some crackers and fancy salame made with wine. About 2:30 pm, I put an 11-pound turkey in the oven. But first, I rubbed butter mixed with rosemary and garlic in to the skin.… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2010

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Creamy Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Aah leftovers. We had a lot. I knew the turkey would eventually become turkey salad but I also knew that would be a lot of turkey salad. So, while Chris made the salad, I pondered on soup versus chili.  After a check of fridge contents, I went the soup route, primarily because I had unintentionally… Continue reading Creamy Turkey & Wild Rice Soup

Thanksgiving 2009

A small gathering this year, just 4 people, Chris, my parents and I. Not that I would let that stop me from making too much food. I had the usual suspects: turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing. Then, a few things to try. In consideration of my vegetarian mom, I make the stuffing with vegetable broth.… Continue reading Thanksgiving 2009

Thanksgiving Day: The Results

From the top: Green beans, stuffing, chicken, gravy, smashed potatoes, baked beans, corn muffins, honey butter, regular butter. Not pictured: butternut squash bake; assorted wines. The Gravy: No recipe but basically, heat some broth/stock over medium heat.  When bird comes out of the oven, place chicken/turkey on serving platter to rest.  Heat roasting pan over a… Continue reading Thanksgiving Day: The Results

Turkey Day Recipes: Green Bean (Casserole)

Chris asked me to make this.  Up until the day before Thanksgiving, I thought it was the traditional green bean casserole. Admittedly, I didn’t know what was in that except beans, some kind of mushroom soup and those fried onion things. As it turns out, his requested dish, recipe provided by mom, is not green… Continue reading Turkey Day Recipes: Green Bean (Casserole)