Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Thanksgiving Take 2- The Main Course

While we were able to pull off Thanksgiving dinner, we did have a lot to do first. Our menu was extensive, but luckily our guests helped us with much of the cooking. We started Thanksgiving morning by tackling 2 types of mashed potatoes and the turkey.

First up, traditional mashed potatoes

Josh peeled the potatoes while I got everything ready for mashing

Josh then cut and boiled them up nice

While I mashed and added in some tasty ingredients
(soy milk, margarine, salt, pepper, and paprika)

Ready to serve
After making the traditional mashed potatoes, Josh and I took on the sweet mashed potatoes.

All of our tasty ingredients (minus the marshmallows!)
Once again, Josh was on peeling duty
And I took on the mashing (with the help of the Kitchen Aid)
After I finished mashing and adding in the ingredients
(soy milk, margarine, light brown sugar, and marshmallows before serving)
I got the dish ready for the oven. Yum!
While I was working on the potatoes, Josh was making the salad, appetizers, dip, and fruit salad. All of which were delicious. And of course, while all of this was going on, the turkey was cooking away. Josh was 100% in charge of all things turkey.

We chose to make our turkey with olive oil, salt, pepper, paprika, rosemary and thyme.

Prepped and ready to go!

Cooked and delicious
I was pretty impressed with us. It was a lot of work and took longer than we expected, but it was really fun to be able to plan, cook, and make a holiday meal for our family.

If you thought this was good, just wait until you see what we served for dessert!

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