I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving! This was my first year cooking a whole turkey, and although I have prepared turkey breasts in the past, they do not compare to roasting the entire bird! I am happy to report that the turkey was a success, as was most everything else on the menu.
There were definitely some disasters as well though. For one, I forgot to take the bread cubes for stuffing out of the oven when I pre-heated it to 500 degrees for the turkey. We didn’t notice until they were nearly black, oops! Luckily, I had enough extra bread to make another batch. I also confirmed my hatred of pie crust this year. I love to bake almost anything, but seem to have the worst luck with pie crust! Thankfully my pies still tasted good, and it is amazing what some well-placed whipped cream will do for presentation!
Roast Turkey with Pan Gravy
Creamy Mashed Potatoes
Sausage and Herb Stuffing
Green Beans with Maple Pecan Vinaigrette
Honey Yeast Rolls with Herb Butter
Pecan Pie with Maple Whipped Cream
Chocolate Cream Pie
I will be updating the links as I blog about them, except for the stuffed mushrooms and apple pie, as those were brought by my mother-in-law! Now, time to decorate for Christmas!