Friday, November 25, 2011

A Thanksgiving Feast

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving.  While it's an American holiday here in the U.S., but to our readers elsewhere, the message is to be thankful everyday.  This year, as in years past, our cousin "J" always hosts a lavish and delicious Thanksgiving dinner, the classic American way.   Join me for a photo montage of what was on the table.

The serving spoons are ready, and my stomach is grumbling.

I feasted on chips while waiting for dinner.  Perhaps I should have kept the lid closed on the dip because I got full on chips and dip.  The dip was tomato horseradish which I could not get enough of.  I cut the bowl of chips down to half without even noticing it.  I was in food heaven with my eyes rolled up :-)

 Fresh green salad with champagne dressing and crispy onion topping.  Yum!

Green bean casserole is one of my favorite veggie dishes.  I don't need to wait for Thanksgiving to have this.

Baked corn casserole is another one of those that I just love.  The yellow corn against the teal blue Le Creuset skillet just make it look even more appetizing.

Yams and marshmallows.  Another Thanksgiving staple.  While it's delicious, it's something that I always skip.  I think it's because I feel it's very dessert like, yet its a vegetable.  I still need to learn to appreciate this dish more.

Garlic mashed sweet potatoes which I just loved.  While our cousin J was apologetic that it did not taste good, it's a winner for me.  I love the balance of the sweetness and the garlic.  Please make this again next year, cousin J.

More starch.....mashed potatoes.  I skipped this to make room for the garlic mashed sweet potatoes.

Freshly baked dinner rolls.

There's the star of the show....the big bird....fresh off the oven.  It's turkey day!  Perfectly and evenly was tender, juicy, tasty.  Thank you!

Beautiful turkey on a platter.  It's dinner time, everyone!

The buffet spread looks so inviting, that even my dog had to get in line.  I forgot to take a picture of the stuffing, but trust me, it was there.

Overall, it was another successful Thanksgiving dinner at cousin J's house.  With just the closest family and friends, sharing stories, laughing and feasting, I am yet again thankful for this American tradition.  Afterwards, we headed to another cousin of ours.  By the time we got there, we were still full to the brim, that we only had coffee and brownies to cap the night.  -GG-

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