Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving: A Look Back

I'm sure this doesn't surprise you, but I love when people - usually news anchors or school administrators - develop instant nostalgia. You know... the way people talk about something that happened yesterday or maybe the day before with such awe and reverence that you start to question yourself and your lack of concern over that same, fairly insignificant event.

An example:

The Gosselins: Where are they now?

(Personally... I'd watch that special. I know it hasn't even been a week since their finale on Monday, but I miss them.)

Anyway, I'm already getting nostalgic about yesterday's Thanksgiving meal. It was... really quite good. I blame the chef.

Literally, my Thanksgiving meal was made by a friend who is a former executive and then restaurant chef.

We had...


The most moist, delicious, roast turkey I've ever had.

Also on the plate: roasted root vegetables, garlicky asparagus, melt-in-your-mouth onion, creamy mashed potatoes, and baked squash. Not pictured: amazing gravy made from reduced drippings, and cranberry pear relish spiked with orange Stoli.

Sigh.

Luckily, my nostalgia will be calmed a bit when I eat my plate of leftovers tonight.

And stay tuned for dessert. You can look forward to a better picture (and an explanation) of this guy...


And his awkwardly portioned friends.


What'd you eat yesterday? Thanksgiving or not... I'm just curious.

9 comments:

Allison said...

oh let me tell you about the Blomerth Thanksgiving meal: turkey brined with juniper berries, thyme, garlic; gravy reduced with a bottle of wine; apple sausage stuffing, homemade roles, mashed potatoes with cream and butter, homemade cranberry with orange zest, ok I'll stop now.

Amanda said...

Don't stop, Allison.

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

No thanksgiving here, we had a pasta salad for dinner. So not adventurous and fun.

Me! said...

all i have to left from my thanksgiving meal is a little bit of turkey, cranberry sauce and about 5 quarts of turkey stock. but i had roasted asparagus, sweet potato gnocchi, molasses spice cookies and chocolate chip cookies as well.

LoveFeast Table said...

Our turkey was all about the Southern Comfort bath. Under the turkey and in the gravy! Thanksgiving went swimmingly good! Best moist turkey ever. Hands and wings down. -Chris Ann

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

Well, first off the name of your blog....how could I NOT click that one on.....too funny...

and then the comment/comment...

funny again....

I'll be following you....cause you're.......funny.....

more later,
Kary

Amanda said...

Chris Ann, I had no idea one could hit a turkey with SoCo, but I'd love to try it.

Dorothy said...

On Thanksgiving we ate: roasted chicken, ham loaf, mashed potatoes, sauteed green beans, stuffing, corn casserole, sweet potatoes, steamed carrots, crescent rolls, and cherry pie. Yum!

I named you for the "Kreativ Blogger" award! Love your blog, though I'm more of a lurker than a commenter :) Here's the link if you want to grab the badge for your page:

http://fuzzykoalacakecompany.blogspot.com/2009/12/thats-creative-way-to-spell-it.html

How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Oh I hate those tall cupcake liners! Someone gave them to me with the tall cupcake pan 2 years ago for my birthday. I used it once and never again! Lol