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 Cookies with Chocolate Chips and Walnuts
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??