Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving!

Well, the turkey is in the oven and I can smell it cooking. It smells absolutely delicious and it's driving me crazy. We are going to eat in about two hours. I have always disliked smelling the turkey cooking all day on holidays because it makes me so hungry. When I was in high school, I figured out that if I kept my bedroom door shut all day, the smell wouldn't waft in there and I could go retreat and hide all day.

Anyway, we were supposed to have friends come down from Portland for the holiday, but at the last minute, they were not able to come. So it will be cozy with just Denis, my mom and I. On the upside, we will have plenty of leftovers!! :o)

Menu for today:
Turkey
Mashed Potatoes
Stuffing
Gravy
Cranberry compote (Emeril Lagasse's recipe. I made it last year and it's great!)

That's it, really. We don't generally mess around with peripheral vegetables since they will prevent us from being able to eat more of the main feature items.

I hope you are having a wonderful day with your family as well.

8 comments:

lm1 said...

we didn't have veggies either unless you count the celery in the stuffing. HA!

MOM said...

AND it was all soooooooo good.

New this year Tracy fixed stuffing and the gravy with chicken broth rather than water......Everything was just perfection......

Next is the leftovers.....

Priscilla said...

No veggies?!? It wouldn't be right without them. Especially butternut squash.

Rachel said...

I agree with Priscilla. We have the traditional butternut squash, and my mom's sweet and sour red cabbage, which is scrumptious! We also have to have boston brown bread with our meal, which is yummy! My niece Bethany made an awesome green bean casserole too. Oh it's fun to think about it all, but there are no leftovers for us because we went to my sister Martha's. I guess I'll just have to cook a turkey with stuffing.

Priscilla said...

Yum! I've missed some of those traditional dishes because I was at Jamie's sister's. Everyone does it a little different. Atleast they had butternut squash and green bean casserole...and of course lots of pumpkin pie.

Tracy said...

I have nothing against vegetables, actually. I did briefly consider making green beans for dinner, but then decided not to.

I also neglected to make pumpkin pie. When we had a craving for something sweet in the evening, I whipped up some tapioca pudding. :o)

Martha said...

Yeah, we had lots of veggies, but there were only small amounts left over from most of them. We're pretty good veggie eaters and I can't imagine Thanksgiving without at least a couple of vegetable dishes.

I now have another turkey in my freezer (a gift from a single friend). Maybe that one will get cooked up without so many trimmings to go along.

kristina said...

I like veggies! Especially since I don't eat meat. Mom tried to get me to 'have some turkey' for 6 or 7 years before she finally gave up.