Monday, November 21, 2011

Thanksgiving 1.0

This year, my housemates and I decided to do a pre-Thanksgiving celebration the weekend before we all go our separate ways for the holidays.  Everyone contributed a couple of dishes and we had an absolutely amazing spread!  Definitely food coma-inducing.  Here's a photo of my overflowing plate:

Cider-Brined Turkey; Mashed Potatoes; Apple, Onion, Sage, and Sour Cream Dressing; Turkey Gravy; Green Bean Casserole; Salad with pears, blue cheese, sprouts, and blackberries; Rolls from La Farine with homemade blackberry jam; Bourbon Mashed Sweet Potatoes; Happy Girl pickles; Port-Balsamic Cranberry Sauce; and Sour Cherry Chutney.

 Caitlin, Tim, me, and Nina - plus six more not in this photo!

I think my favorite dish was the stuffing; I typically don't love stuffing that's not baked in the turkey, but this one was super moist and flavorful.  My housemate Andrea said the key is to keep basting it while it cooks, either with turkey drippings or with a mixture of vegetable broth and butter to keep it vegetarian.  I'll post about desserts later this week - we had pumpkin pie, pecan pie, and hot spiced apple cider!  Have a wonderful Thanksgiving later this week if you celebrate...I'll be enjoying Thanksgiving 2.0 on Thursday with my boyfriend Tim and his housemates!


  1. Thank you for your sweet comment on "Snippets". I really do wish I had started cooking as young as you! How wonderful to have a pre-Thanksgiving with college friends before heading home.

  2. This is a lovely thing to do; and you have such great housemates too!:) Makes me miss my varsity life too:p
    Have a great Thanksgiving at home too!!;)

  3. That's a delicious pre-Thanksgiving feast, Love that plate, awesome! And thanks for dropping by my blog, have a great Thanksgiving!

  4. How delicious! Happy early Thanksgiving to you! :)

  5. wowza - what a plate of food! everything sounds delicious

  6. This sounds like so much fun! I've always wanted to do a "Friends"-giving - but my friends never seem to be on the same page!