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Final Verdict

Friday, 25 November 2011

The Menu:

Roast Turkey with Gravy (substituted pan drippings for the chicken stock)
Mashed Potatoes (using a modified version of this recipe)
Dressing (straight out of the box with NO additions)
Cranberry Sauce (jellied from the can and sliced, just the way PC likes it!)
Green Beans with Madeira Mushrooms (sans cheese)
Sweet Potato Casserole
Pumpkin Pie
Apple Pie
Pumpkin Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts

The Verdict:
Everything tasted savory and flavourful. Already thinking ahead to next year, I’ll be subsitituting the Green Bean dish with this one in order to better balance the flavours.

As I mentioned to PC last night, I am not one to brag about my accomplishments. However, I was really, really thrilled with how everything turned out. I am still so very new to the domestic activities that came with the house. Not only was the food delicious, but I even managed to schedule the entire enterprise so that all the dishes would be ready at the same time.

It was an incredible amount of work and, truth be told, I was ready for bed before we even sat down to eat. But it was worth every moment just to hear my kids complain that they “didn’t really care for XYZ.” my husband pronounce the feast as the best he’s ever tasted.

What was on your Thanksgiving table??

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  1. Friday, 25 November 2011 5:27 pm

    It all looks wonderful and I’m sure it tasted wonderful as well!!
    As an aside… I’m guessing the tablecloth in the photo is the one you use for Sukkot? It DOES look like my shirt!!! I’m still laughing!!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Sunday, 4 December 2011 9:29 pm

      I told you!!! It really does look like it ;)

  2. Rebecca E. B. Entwisle permalink
    Friday, 25 November 2011 6:56 pm

    It looks like a lovely spread. And on a tablecloth mysteriously similar to our own!

    We had the usual suspects, which at our house includes a heritage turkey. Once again we had new people at the table who had never tried one and are now very excited about next year. I am so thankful that we have access to safe, delicious food that we can feel good about eating. And good friends to enjoy it with.

    Shabbat Shalom!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Sunday, 4 December 2011 9:30 pm

      As Sara mentioned in her comment, it is our Sukkot tablecloth. I imagine the harvest theme graces many a table at Thanksgiving as well.

      I have never tried a heritage turkey. Perhaps we’ll give that a go next year.

      We really are so fortunate…

  3. Friday, 25 November 2011 6:59 pm

    So glad it all worked out so well. Everything looks delish…hope it was a wonderful holiday for all of you!

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Sunday, 4 December 2011 9:30 pm

      It tasted even better than it looked!!! Hope yours was nice too.

  4. Friday, 25 November 2011 7:59 pm

    I’m so thrilled you enjoyed the Roast Turkey recipe! Mazel tov on cooking up a delicious feast.

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Sunday, 4 December 2011 9:52 pm

      Thanks, Tori, so much for all of your support. AND your amazing recipes!!!

  5. Monday, 28 November 2011 9:20 pm

    I’m so proud of you :-)

    • Frume Sarah permalink*
      Sunday, 4 December 2011 9:52 pm

      Thanks, love.

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