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.
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
Key lime pie
Vanilla ice cream
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.