Here’s how it went down

Whew! Well, I don’t know about the rest of you, but I’d say the ol’ tummy is out of commission for the next few days (who am I kidding? You know the leftovers will be rolling out in a few hours). After all that prep and cooking time, we ended up with a Thanksgiving meal fit for a king (yep, I’m pretty sure we’ll be catering Prince William and Kate’s wedding. Holla!). We stuck to the menu we settled on a few days ago, and all went off without a hitch. Yes, we were shocked, too. Five new recipes and five new favorites. Woo hoo to that!

And because you’re likely filled to the max with your own Thanksgiving deliciousness, feast on these visual highlights from our holiday table — it’s calorie-free, pals.

Roasted turkey a la Alton Brown

Sliced to the Nines

New York Times Cranberry Chutney

Campbell's Green Bean Casserole (mmm, mmm, good)

Apple Sage Dressing

Claire Robinson's Smokey Sweet Potato Souffle

Pumpkin Pie

Our pilgrim friends: Salt and Peppa

How was your holiday? Any new favorites on the menu for all the years to come? Any disasters? Any family fun (and/or craziness) that made this Thanksgiving one to remember? And did anyone hit the Black Friday sales today? Eek!

Happy shopping. Happy sleeping. Happy whatever-it-is-you-do-the-day-after-stuffing-yourself-silly.



  1. Samantha says

    You bet I hit the sales! Old Navy at midnight, two and a half hour wait for a kohls opening at 3am then a two hour wait for a menards opening at 6am. Sears and pier 1 in between menards and a Hastings opening at 8am. I am spent. Literally hah!

  2. Chris says

    1. You do such lovely food presentation photography.

    2. The sweet potato souffle looks delicious — very light and smooth. Recipe, please? :-)

    3. Thanksgiving managed to go very well, aided by the heavy use of cream, butter, and turkey juices. I had T-dinner with several friends, with each of us assigned a section of the meal. I prepared the pumpkin pie, folding in egg whites for a lighter consistency (though any health benefits were negated by the presence of 2 c. sugar, 1 c. cream, and 4 egg yolks…)

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