Monday, October 8, 2007

the lopsided turkey

When all the dishes were put away and the last sip of wine drunk, I think we could say that it was a successful evening. No real mishaps, except for a too-tart tart and a one-winged turkey.

Yes, you read that right...a 1 winged turkey.

Who would have thought that from all the turkeys to choose from, I would choose the one who lost his wing. Poor guy; wingless and eaten for Thanksgiving.

The menu:

Turkey
Garlic green beans with slivered almonds
Maple roasted carrots
Parmesan & chive mashed potatoes
Roasted butternut squash
Mixed greens with clementine and red onion
Bread stuffing with sausage and fennel
Turkey gravy

Dessert:
Apple pie
Carrot cake
Key lime pie
Vanilla ice cream
Coffee

Everything was eaten up, some things more than others but that is expected, I guess. The turkey bones are in a huge pot right now making some stock -- hopefully enough to get two different soups out of it.

I wish I has some pictures of all the side dishes as they were really delicious. The butternut squash was a last minute addition thanks to Aimée who suggested it, as well as pairing sausage and fennel in the stuffing. That was a great addition to the dish.

The highlight of dessert was an apple pie that my sister made. The crust was flaky and tender, with loads of crisp apples.

I also have to mention my too-tart key lime pie that was not the greatest tart but looked very pretty!

And a carrot cake rounded out the dessert table...

So, overall, I think it was great evening with lots of laughter and good food -- everything that we've grown to expect out of Thanksgiving.

4 comments:

ima said...

I find that the key-lime pie was great, not too sweet....I loved it !

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the compliements...Everything was absolute fabulous..I can still taste the turkey! And I have to admit it was almost as good as mine :)

AG

Aimée said...

Happy Thanksgiving guys! The food looks great! I am so tickled you took a few of my suggestions. Now if you will excuse me, I have to go sleep off back-to-back turkey dinners. :)

Hillary said...

Oooh wow. I've been so jealous of all you Canadian residents this past week - American Thanksgiving needs to just get here already! Happy Thanksgiving and it looks like you had a GREAT menu.