November 28, 2013 – Thanksgivng

Yay, it’s Thanksgiving. John and I start early – three days early. There is much to be done. We go out early on Monday and do our shopping and then John gets started roasting the bones for stock.

Roasted turkey bones
Roasted turkey bones

Since I don’t want to start my vegetables too early in the week, I work on cleaning up the house and setting the table.

The table is set for Thanksgiving/Hanukkah
The table is set for Thanksgiving/Hanukkah

This year Hanukkah falls at the same time as Thanksgiving, a rare occurrence. This give me the opportunity to change up my table decorations.

Turkeys and Pilgrim menorah
Turkeys and Pilgrim menorah

Turkey with dreidls
Turkey with dreidls

Finally Thankgiving is here! In addition to our family group, Rose and John, Ryan’s parents, are here. We have ten for dinner. As usual we set up a buffet table for people to serve themselves.

Rose, John and Jon choose their perfect Thanksgiving plates
Rose, John and Jon choose their perfect Thanksgiving plates

Nathan takes a little of each dish but likes cranberry/applesauce and the rolls the best
Nathan takes a little of each dish but likes cranberry/applesauce and the rolls the best

This year we are having deconstructed fresh Kosher turkey with stuffed thighs, additional stuffing, potato latkes in honor of Hanukkah, cranberry applesauce, spicy corn, green beans with mushrooms, chipotle mashed sweet potatoes, Brussels sprouts, roasted creamed onions and a ton of gravy. For dessert, Rose has made a pumpkin and a cranberry pie.
Everyone at the table ready to dig in
Everyone at the table ready to dig in

Everyone thinks the dinner is a success!

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