Sunday, November 30, 2008

Holiday Highlight Reel

Because of Brian's schedule, we celebrated Thanksgiving on Wednesday. It went really well, I was nervous just because I was having to make almost everything from scratch. The big hits were the brined turkey from alton brown and the cranberry dipping sauce from alton . I will never ever cook a turkey any other way. I made the mashed potatoes with heavy whipping cream, and they were awesome. Everything else turned out wonderful, except for the gravy, it was disturbingly mauve. Its very hard to get past mauve gravy. The recipe I was using called for red wine, but seriously, it went all mauve. My mom told me later that kitchen bouquet would be my friend if it ever happened again. Live and learn!

The next day (every one else's official thanksgiving) we went to see Bolt in the afternoon. It was so awesome, the hamster totally stole the show, I really enjoyed this movie, I even teared up a little at the end. For dinner that night we had the soup I made from the turkey, homeade rolls, fruit salad and pie! Emma wanted to have wassail and she helped to cut the little orange slices that are garnishing the cups. While we ate, we read and talked about the thankful leaves the girls and Brian had created while I was cooking. These kids are just the sweetest, and their daddy is a big cutie too.


Carrie Thompson said...

I was wondering how thanksgiving turned out! Glad to know all was well, minus mauve gravy---that would disturb me too!

Love the thankful leaves! very cute idea!

Jennifer said...

Yeah you know it tasted fine, but even I couldn't eat was just..... disturbing...

Melissa said...

I love the little leaves. What a great idea. I'll have to do that next year.

I can't stand gravy of any color. BLAH!

I'm glad your family had a great Thanksgiving!

Jennifer said...

Yeah, you know I liked the leaves too, but the part I never plan for is .... what am I going to do with them now?

I was desperate to keep the "helpers" busy, and it worked!