We got to my parent's house around noon and my mom and I set to putting the finishing touches on our Thanksgiving feast. I just love looking at this picture - it really was a feast.
In order to keep our energy up while we cooked, we noshed on a few nibbles:
... pita chips, crackers, hummus, various pitted olives and marinated mozzarella and sundried tomatoes. The turkey looked beautiful when it came out of the oven:
... all crispy and golden brown. My stepfather did an expert job of carving it using a new butcher's method:
We had two things of stuffing, one that was inside the bird:
... and the overflow that was baked alongside with some of the tasty pan drippings. While they both tasted sensational, I preferred the insider stuffing since it had that amazing turkey and butter flavor you can only get from stuffing cooked inside the bird.
We also had the rest of the usual suspects, including mashed potatoes:
... steamed green beans:
... and roasted sweet potatoes:
Here's the table all set and waiting for everyone to sit down and dig in:
For dessert we had three kinds of pie - pecan, pumpkin and cheesecake (if that counts as a pie):
I opted for a big slice of cheesecake with raspberries and raspberry sauce, and pumpkin pie, both of which were outstanding. Another successful Thanksgiving dinner. I hope everyone had a nice holiday!