Thanksgiving, Part Two

I’m finally able to get part two of our Thanksgiving posted.  We had a wonderful dinner at Mom and Dad’s house. Patrick took the reigns and did most of the cooking this year and, between me, Bill, Michael and James, we were able to get lots of beautiful pictures of the food.

Here was the menu:

Roasted turkey
Pork loin stuffed with apples and cranberries
Roasted root vegetables
Green beans
Roasted broccoli 
Cornbread stuffing
Sweet Potato pudding with gingersnap and pecan crust
Corn casserole
Green salad
Apple pie
Brown butter pecan praline tart
Pumpkin pie
Pumpkin bread pudding.

Browning the pork loin before roasting

All done!

Patrick butterflied the turkey as it roasted. I’d never seen that done before, but it makes a lot of sense to get more even heat distribution.

  the cornbread dressing. And that’s Tommy dinner on the left. His mixture of rice, quinoa, beef, chicken, eggs and spinach. Appetizing, eh?

  James’ new toy.

  The turkey was delicious accompanied by a Sanford Cellars Rosato.

 

Roasted root vegetables and green beans. The beans were tossed with toasted almonds and a light vinaigrette.

  Yummy corn casserole

 

The sweet potatoes were really delicious with the pecan and ginger snap topping.

Yum!

 

  This is MY spot!

Dominic hitching a ride…

Helping Grandpa clean up.

I’m not sure what happened here.

The desserts!

The apple pie before it’s topped.

And after. The topping got a little scorched, but it was still delicious.

The pecan tart.
Hmmm, I don’t have any photos of the pumpkin pie that Jan made. I’ll have to see if James took any.

 

 
Michael trying not to share his beer…

On Sunday we spent the day hanging out at Mom and Dad’s house snacking on leftovers. I got to spend lots of time snuggling with baby Dominic.

Is someone watching this guy???

  Man that kids needs a haircut!

Both boys passed out at the end of the night.

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About wobetxela

Artist, mom, traveler, hiker, babywearer (for as long as they'll let me) and hobbyist photographer.
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5 Responses to Thanksgiving, Part Two

  1. stebow says:

    What a great day that was. Food Wine friends and family. What else do we need?

  2. oldpartner says:

    Really?!!!  The food looked fantastic and I’m sure that it tasted amazing, but with all of that homemade food you had jellied cranberry sauce?  What happened to the homemade cranberry sauce?

  3. alextebow says:

    @oldpartner – I’m not a cranberry sauce fan, but it’s been tradition to have the canned stuff since I can remember. I think I have only seen the homemade stuff on the table a couple of times over the years. ;-D

  4. oldpartner says:

    I have to admit, I miss having the jelly cranberry sauce.  I like the homemade but there is something comforting about it.  Maybe it is the memories associated with it. 🙂

  5. christao408 says:

    Beautiful pictures, Alex.  Looks like everyone had a good time.  The butterflied turkey thing seems to have come from Cooks Illustrated.  There were also a few articles talking about cutting the turkey into parts beforehand (like a bird) so that it cooks more evenly.

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