November 27th, 2008: Thanksgiving Dinner

Hi guys! After posting this morning I got my butt in gear! I got the turkey in the oven and the stock started on the stove. Scott was up by this point and poking around the kitchen. :p The turkey wasn’t in the oven for more than 15 minutes and it smelled amazing. Mmmm! I ran up to shower and get dressed.

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I was pretty hungry when I got out of the shower so I munched on this bizarre red delicious. Half of it was super yummy and the other half was mealy and gross. Weird! I then got moving back in the kitchen to get started on everything else. While I was prepping other things I put out some cheese and crackers.

cheese and drinks

cheese and drinks

Parrano and some sharp cheddar with kashi roasted veggie crackers. We were sipping on some cranberry lime fizzies. Then I had a slight panic attack and a moment of feeling super overwhelmed.

I was using the convection oven to roast the turkey and I didn’t take into account it would cook the turkey faster than a conventional oven. My bird was cooking at lightening speed and I had nothing else ready except for the sweet potato casserole that I could start heating up in the bottom oven (thank goodness for you bottom oven!). Then I calmed myself down and said everything would work out fine. It’s just us so the food can get plated whenever. My husband stepped up to the plate and was such a help! He did dishes as I went along and he also took care of the table getting it ready for dinner. Awww, love hims! Everything came together like a picture.

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

Ta-da! This is how OHC rocks Thanksgiving! I got to use my grandma’s china for the first time today and I was really excited about that. My grandma always served Thanksgiving dinner on her china. Never failed, special dinners deserve special plates.

cold and crisp

cold and crisp

Of course we had wine with our meal (1 glass each) and this was the bottle we opened. I picked it because it’s a blend and also because it has an oak leaf on it, very fall and Thanksgivingy. The rest of the wine is for later!

My plate

My plate

Here’s my plate. My plan of attack was to portion everything out and take it slow.

all done!

all done!

Here’s my plate after. Mmmmm! I was completely satisfied! Full but not stuffed or over-full by any means. Scott and I cleaned up which took a fair bit of time. After cleanup, Rocky got taken out for his walk and when we got back I changed into my jammies!

We ate at 2pm and it was so nice eating early! Now everything is clean and all I have to do is relax and pick at leftovers. My favorite leftover? Cold stuffing. Heaven! What’s your favorite leftover?

One thought on “November 27th, 2008: Thanksgiving Dinner

  1. we ate early too! It was nice so we didn’t hit the hay full!! Love the Turkey looks like something out of a magazine, way to POTM!…oooo and what a great hubby helping with the dishes and all:)

    We wont have leftovers this year:( but when we do I love Love love turkey sandwiches with cranberry sauce, and YAMS!

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