Thursday, November 22, 2007


Thursday Thirteen--The menu edition

It's all about being thankful--for family, friends, country and milestones passed. So yesterday after church we drove along the river and past some woods to my daughter's home for her 40th birthday and our Thanksgiving celebration. I asked several times and offered to bring something, but she wanted to do it all, and she really did. All I did was dry the dishes after dinner.

Here's the fabulous meal that awaited us--and we're going back today for leftovers! Everything was sugar-free, and most dishes were low-fat until we got to dessert. She used her lovely Lenox wedding china and crystal and seasonal decorations.

1. A 24 lb turkey roasted to perfection--I've never seen a prettier golden brown.
2. A spiral sliced honey baked ham.
3. Cubed and roasted butternut squash, the best I've ever tasted.
4. Fresh, buttered beets.
5. Homemade, chunky applesauce.
6. Wild rice and mushroom stuffing (I think I saw one of her Martha cookbooks on the counter).
7. Sausage/corn stuffing (with a side portion without corn for my husband who hates corn)
8. cranberry relish, home made
9. Veggie platters of 4 colors of bell peppers, grape tomatoes, pickles, celery
10. hot clover leaf rolls
11. Mashed potatoes and gravy
12. red wine (2 choices), coffee
13. 2 deep dish homemade pies (apple and cherry) and one pumpkin pie, with crusts so tender and flakey she's getting very close to my mother's standard, served either with Cool Whip or vanilla ice cream


Anonymous said...

Wow! That is a lot of food. It sounds like you had a scrumptious Thanksgiving.

My Busy Life said...

What a great list, that all sounded so good! Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog. Happy turkey day!

Raggedy said...

That was a fabulous meal!
Happy Birthday to your daughter!
If she read this post she is beaming from ear to ear...
My mom was here from the east coast visiting and she did most of the work for our meal bless her heart!
Enjoy heading over for the leftovers!
Happy TT'ing!
Have a great weekend!

Anonymous said...

truly a wonderful feast! :)

happy weekend! :)

Danica Favorite said...

Yum! You're making me hungry. Good thing I've got leftovers to munch on.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a delicious meal! thanks for visiting ours...

Darla said...

Wow, that sounds delicious! I remember how thrilled I was when my mom praised my pie crusts--I'm sure your daughter was just as thrilled.

Rims said...

Yummy!! Thats some feast...

Thanks for stoping by and leaving a comment.

Happy TT!! and Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Mama to Three said...

""Burp"" Pardon me but that sounds T-licious. Thanks for sharing.