As I'm currently posted in Hong Kong it was spent in a restaurant. However it was nice. Had a group of 12 people, loads of food and chat.
This Thanksgiving's revelation: spiral hickory smoked ham is rediculously good in place of the traditional turkey and a tart cherry pie slice w/melted brown sugar and cinnamon is the same as long as thanks are actually really given.... minus the guilt. :S
Eh... The stuffing had large chunks of onions in it, which I don't like. And there weren't any sweet potatoes, instead there was mashed squash, which... I've liked squash the other times I've had it, but this wasn't good.
Ours also ended with a pumpkin cheesecake of some fashion and that was pretty great.
I cooked it for the first time, but it was only for eight people ( girlfriend, housemate + his girlfriend, and a couple of friends) so it wasn't too difficult. Turkey was a little dry, the potatoes were fine, and the stuffing was a bit dry as well, but I got this crumb cake from a lady I know and it was fucking KILLER - it had little chunks of apple and was pretty much a big ball of cinnamon.
Pretty crappy, the turkey was fine, but my step-dad can't cook for shit. His stuffing was full of raisins and canned mushrooms and raw walnuts, and he managed to somehow fuck up mashed potatoes. I should have cooked thanksgiving dinner myself.
Freaking awesome. My aunt did something different with the turkey this year and it was moist and amazing.
I realized halfway through loading my plate that I had way too much food, and then just kept loading up the plate with everything else that looked good.
Then I ate it all in about 15 minutes...
It was nice. We went to my wife's family's place where I ate a bunch of turkey, stuffing and mashed potatoes with gravy. I skipped almost everything else because I really wanted to focus on the sweet, sweet basics, and I didn't want to overeat. Looking forward to leftovers tomorrow and to making turkey stock this weekend.
I hope everyone had a great day.
Its tough to remember because Thanksgiving took place a month and a half ago in Canada. =P
Actually it was pretty awesome. I cooked up a 24-Pound turkey using the brining method and served it with:
Edit: How could I forget this one. Enough gravy to last me weeks =)
Deep-fried turkey, Honey Baked ham, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes & gravy, Hawaiian bread rolls, deviled eggs and broccoli & cheese casserole.
Never got around to my slice of red velvet cheesecake, so it's in the fridge for tomorrow.
Surprisingly, even with all that, I stayed under 1300 calories. Meaning with the sodas and other things I ate throughout the day, I didn't exceed my 2200 calorie limit. So, no getting fatter happened and I still got to enjoy Thanksgiving. WOO!
I made some pasta and went to bed early because I was running on a couple hours' sleep for the last 5 days.
Pasta was alright. It was rigatoni.
I'm in Canada so we already did thanksgiving. But my mom went down to Kentucky to visit the fam and now I'm really jealous because I imagine they are eating probably most of what's been listed here.
That double-topped 20 inch Noah's Ark pizza (Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Prosciutto Cotto Ham, Fat Toni's Meatballs, Pepperoni, Spiced Chicken Bocconcini, Chorizo and Caramelized Onions) on an Isola D'Ischia base, went down real fucking smooth.
it was an amazing combination of:
mac and cheese
and some stuffing
and of course desert was a choice of pumpkin pie, home made pumpkin cake, and this special thing my mom makes called chocolate delight its layers of gram cracker crumbs, cool whip, and chocolate pudding.
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