With the last of 43 plates washed, the turkey platter stored away, and the carcass soup on the stove, Thanksgiving 2017 came to a close. It was a happy, beautiful day of fond memories and far too many calories, but wonderful stories and laughter shared with old and new friends.
A Feast Well Kept
Below is a pictorial account of the holiday weekend, that started with making candy turkeys and moved onto stuffing, roasting and basting a couple of fresh turkeys. As you can see there was lot of chopping and mashing that went into the menu, that included turkey, duck, ham, cornbread dressing, garlic mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, roasted Brussels sprouts and root mash of sweet potatoes, kabocha squash, celery, and lentils (the last two dishes made by my grandson, Austin).
There was green bean casserole, cheese grits, baked corn pudding, carrots persillade, homemade applesauce, sweet potatoes, citron-cranberry sauce, and homemade rolls (the last two items made by a California friend, Karen, who loves to cook.) And desserts galore: pumpkin, chocolate, apple, and pecan pie, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin bread, gooey butter cake, pumpkin dessert roll, cookies, and buttermilk pie (not had one of those in a long time).
The Soup Finale
The weekend ended with a huge pot of flavorful carcass soup from Karen’s own recipe. I have enough in the freezer to have a number of warm evening meals and fond memories throughout the winter.
On to Christmas!