I hope this finds you all FULL of THANKFULNESS today and always!
We were so blessed to host Thanksgiving this year with Family and Friends this year, who all pitch in and bring some of their speciality foods! I again, tried another new Turkey recipe into my repertoire !
It's from one of my favorite FoodNetwork Chefs, fellow Native Californian, who I was for Halloween with my cute nieces and Sis-in-law, Lisa (who was Rachael Ray). Yeap! I was Giada De Laurentiis! We forgot to take pics thou... But took many pics of the Fun time with the Girls Trick or Treating and watching the excitement of Jasmine (pro at Trick Treatin) and Minnie Mouse (1st timer, who caught on quickly!)
For Thanksgiving, which I'm so very thankful we had a Friendsgiving again this year! This Turkey with Herbes de Provence and Citrus was delish! Had a gravy that was delectably savory that even impressed my Mom, who is the master at gravy making! So the pressure was on! Thanks Giada! This recipe will be a my keeper in my book!
Here's Our Thanksgiving Menu
Appetitizer: Mom's Sausage Cheese Balls
Salad : Mary's Romaine and Spinach with Apple Cider Vingerarette
|Mary's Salad will share her recipe SOON!|
Mom's Green Bean Bake
Turkey with Herbes de Provence and Citrus
Cranberries: Jellied and Whole Berries
Squaw and Hawaiian Rolls
Wassail and assorted drinks
Desserts: Mom's Pumpkin Pies
Mom's Pecan Pie of course with dolloped whipped cream
As you'll see... I took some pics but forgot to take some of THE TURKEY! And forgot to send leftovers with my Parents ... I'm bad. So sorry Mom and Dad.
My Mom brought her yummy Pecan Pie, Pumpkin Pies, and her Green Bean Bake. I'm sure many of you have these as your tradition in your Thanksgiving menu also. My friend Mary, brought delicious, yet addicting Green Salad with Apple Cider Vinegarette (Dana and I were appetence on it in later , Mary promised to share the recipe with me!) and her delectable Whipped Sweet Potatoes topped with Mini Marshmallows.
I made another new dish, but due to a time issue at hand, really I was multi-tasking and busy talking on the phone with my daughter Laura, who made her first pie and Burkey Stuffing, which was a HUGE success! Proud of her! She must take after my Mom in the Pie department, I think she's going to be our next Pie Master in the family!
Thankfully the Ultimate Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes were rescued by my daughter Dana. I quickly had to make traditional "normal" mashed potatoes.Thankful I bought more potatoes than needed! Yea... even through the rush of getting everything together, I forgot to read through the WHOLE recipe! My sis-in-law tried this recipe that I sent to her last year, and had success!
So we had plenty of potatoes that's for sure! It was mighty tasty, thanks to Dana for mashing in more ingredients!
|McDressing (on left ) and Burkey Stuffing (on right)|
|Yummy McDressing is good leftovers too!|
Then on to Burkey stuffing, which is now on it's third generation.
|Burkey Stuffing in the making|
Thankful for my hubby's Grandma Burkey who started the tradition, but had to make tons for her family. It has alot of butter, which you can't go wrong with that!