Previously I was expecting the entire family (including aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) to come over but this was not the case. This actually made my job much easier, as I did not have to make as much food. I was in the kitchen pretty much all day yesterday, but it was totally worth it.
The menu for last night was..
Simple Pan Gravy (for extra gravy…just in case!)
I was able to tackle all of these meals, but my sister wanted to do the Pumpkin Cheesecake, so credit is all her’s for that one.
Let’s just say that this was the best Thanksgiving (food wise) that I have ever had. Everything turned out well and on time. Thanksgiving is a holiday where people are known for overindulging in all the good food we have…lucky for me…I did not (though it was damn hard not to get another slice of that cheesecake)!
My favorites of the night were the stuffing, turkey w/ the herb gravy, and the pumpkin cheesecake. My least favorite of the night was the green beans w/ lemon vinagrette. I dunno what it was, it just felt like it was missing something…and it was just a tad too tart for my liking. The turkey was a million times more successful than last year. Only bummer was that the dark meat was cooked a little too long….but the white meat was perfect!
Now if you’ll excuse me…I’ve gotta go snack on some leftovers…
P.S. Print out that pumpkin cheesecake recipe and make it…it’s so ridiculously good…