"experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted." -randy pausch

Monday, November 26, 2012

the thanksgiving post you've been waiting for.

things we learned cooking our 
1st thanksgiving feast:
no matter how much you prepare ahead of time,
when the turkey is done,
there's a scramble to get the mashed potatoes whipped,
and the marshmallows on the sweet potatoes golden browned.

don't forget
the famous see's chocolate turkeys.
your table will feel naked without them.

i am the only one that liked the vegetable medley.
the out-voting reached epic proportions.
we will go back to green beans next year.
the good news?
i get to make my vegetable medley year round now!
sean is SO excited.
or not...

we need two ovens.
and goblets for cider.

with 3 kids 4 and under,
aim to put the turkey in the oven an hour before you think you want to.
then you will get it in when you wanted to,
not an hour after you wanted to.
thanksgiving dinner at 5:45 pm ya'll.
we are so proud.
at least it was before 6:)
i think we have officially become grown ups.
at least,
that's what brennan told us at dinner on saturday night.
grandma max's famous cream cheese and onion ham rolls
meatballs on sticks
shrimp w/cocktail sauce
baked brie w/carmelized brown sugar and roasted pecans

the table:

{brennan, max, chase ray}

the menu:
13 lb 
antibiotic free, 
coastal grazing, 
free range 
{my dad--and jamie oliver--are so proud}
mashed potatoes--red, skin on
grandma max's famous sweet potatoes
linsey's homemade rolls and grape jelly
{which she hand delivered warm, 
the best friend a girl could ever have!}
vegetable medley!!!!!
homemade turkey drippings gravy
martinelli's sparkling cider
{original & berry}

pumpkin cheesecake
pecan roasted homemade crust
caramel drizzle
whipped cream
{beth's recipe}



Sue said...

You always do things up big. You are so great in the kitchen!


Amy said...

I am not a fan of Thanksgiving dinner. Never have been. But I think I would be a fan if you made my dinner every year! :) That looks incredible. And I am jealous you got to do a little family dinner. How wonderful would that be?!