Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thanksgiving Day

I have many things to be thankful for this year. I am thankful that I have a wonderful and healthy new born. I am also really thankful to have a wonderful and supportive hubby, mom, dad and my sis and her partner. I can never imagine not having an understand and supportive family in my life.

This year we decided to have thanksgiving meal in our home. A very simple meal just the few of us. Our menu for this year thanksgiving:

I was going to brine my turkey but I didn't take it out of the freezer earlier to do so. This time all I did was season my turkey with Salt, Pepper and Lemon Pepper Seasoning then I put chunks of butter between the skin and the meat.

I forgot to buy cranberry and had to make Uncle R to get it front he store

Corn from the can 

  Also store bought

I'm really proud of my gravy, I usually use gravy from the bottle but this time I actually made it from scratch! I got the oil from the turkey dripping and warmed it up in a pot. Then I added about 1/4 cup of flour (I think is a table spoon of oil to a tablespoon of flour) stir it then add homemade chicken stock. stir until thicken. 

Aunt L makes really good stuffing but aunt L was not here for thanksgiving so Uncle R made the stuffing which was really good with breakfast sausage

Stuffing that I made with the liver and gizzards from the turkey which was actually pretty good.

Homemade pumpkin pie

This year I didn't make most of my food from scratch like I would like too. Never the less I was able to make a lot of food even with a 5.5 month old baby at home! 

Thank you hubs for cleaning and doing the dishes when we were done. Thank You Uncle R for celebrating a low key thanksgiving with us. 


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