Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a wonderful and joyous Thanksgiving.  Is everyone feeling human again and wearing elastic waited pants? Until Wednesday at about 2:00 PM, I freaking out because I didn't know what I wanted to make for sides for Thanskgiving. I had been paniking for days. The homegirlz picked out the menu.   I finally decided on the stuffing when I picked up a loaf of Asiago cheese bread at a bakery.  So here's 2 days worth of mess.

Here's what we made:
Herb Roasted Turkey
Rice and Turkey Gravy Spiked with Brandy
Asiago, Sausage and Apple Stuffing
Green Bean Casserole
Baked M-N-Cheese
Pecan Pie
White Chocolate Creme Bruelee




Dateline 11/25/09 3:30 PM EST washing and drying the bird and making pecan pie.




Sauteing veggies for Asiago, sausage and apple stuffing.




Working on the stuffing.




11/26/09 Turkey Day, 9:20 AM. 




The rice is cooking.  How wanted mashed potatoes and gravy but these Louisiana people only believe in rice and gravy. 




The green been casserole and the mac-n-cheese are ready for the oven.




The dough for the rolls is rising and the turkey necks and giblets have been roasted for drippings for gravy.




The turkey is coming along.




the stuffing is ready for the oven, just wish that turkey would hurry up!


 

Gorgeous day!  Just wish Detroit was winning...




Teh dough has risen and I'm ready to start rolling.




The rolls are resting and we'll eat in about 45 minutes.




Gravy is ready!




Kaitlin is putting the finishing touches on the White chocolate Creme Brulee. 




The real deal - Pecan Pie!

Remember - all leftovers need to be eaten by Sunday night!

36 comments:

girlichef said...

Looks delicious!! Hope your day was wonderful :D

A Year on the Grill said...

looks wonderful... love the brule and pie


You are a Detroit fan... Must be a long lifetime of disappointments

My Carolina Kitchen said...

White chocolate creme brulee....ooh la la. Everything on your menu sounded fantastic. Hope you had a wonderful day.
Sam

Marguerite said...

Wow, Katherine, every thing looks absolutely amazing and I'm sure that each dish was sinfully delicious! Post the stuffing recipe, please!! And I adore your lovely table scape. Gorgeous!! Kudos, cher, you're the best!!!

Claudia said...

All is supurb. Your gravy was far better than mine. I am hoping you will post your recipe one day...

Elra said...

Oh wow Catherine, you are pretty organized. I am sure it was a wonderful thanksgiving.

doggybloggy said...

beautiful home, beautiful eats on a beautiful day...and that creme brulee - wowza!

Sasha said...

Everything looks so beautiful : )
Good job.

Thistle Cove Farm said...

WOW! Sounds delicious especially the creme brule.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Katherine, Looks like you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving... Where did the saying you used (Leftovers have to be gone by Sunday night) come from ??? I've never heard that one.

We are in East TN doing some hiking and waterfalling. We saw 9 new waterfalls today. Yeah!!!

Hugs,
Betsy

Julie said...

Looks like a wonderful feast! Happy (belated) thanksgiving to you :)

John Roberts said...

Yes, rice and gravy beats taters and gravy any day!

teresa said...

killer spread! i hope you had a wonderful t-day!

Heidi said...

What a wonderful looking spread you had!!

Cathy said...

Great looking dinner! And I so want pecan pie for breakfast now.

Chef E said...

Ditto on all the comments!

Hope you are relaxing now, and the microwave is doing all the reheating and work...

Mary said...

What a feast. If the company was as good as the meal you prepared it must have been a wonderful day.

Chris said...

Amazing job, Katherine. Glad you and your family had a great Thanksgiving. I've been having a blast cooking, this is more fun than Christmas.

Make a Roux said...

YUM! Your menu looked delish, and your table setting was beautiful!

Happy (belated) Thanksgiving to you and yours!

Make a Roux said...

Oh, and BTW, I WANTED to have rice and gravy, but I pleased my crowd of mostly former East Coasters by making mashed taters. I did, however, hit them with some seafood dressing. ;P

Lea Ann said...

It all looks sooooooo good. I have never heard of rice and gravy. And those desserts - ohmy! Thanks for the post.

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

What a beautiful spread of food! The stuffing sounds fantastic. As does everything!

Donna-FFW said...

Meal looked wonderful, your table looks stunning, and I want a torch.

Katy ~ said...

Katherine, wishing all the best for you and yours. Your day looks as if it were filled with wonderful memories, new and old, to cherish.

buffalodick said...

All looks wonderful! Detroit win? don't buy a Ford product until he sells the team!

5 Star Foodie said...

Loving everything on your menu! Sounds like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Debbie said...

I'd be there in a heartbeat but I would smuggle some mashed potatoes in my purse!

tamilyn said...

Yum, yum, yum-but you definately need mashed spuds!

Can you say "The Vikings won again"?

Bridgett said...

What a feast! I love the the stuffing...yum! That would be my absolute favorite.

Debbie said...

All the food looks delicious and it looks like you all had a great day! I know my waistline has expanded some and having Christmas right around the corner does not help!

Maria said...

what a feast!

Calm In The Kitchen said...

What a fabulous feast! I hope you had time to relax and enjoy all of your hard work!

Juliana said...

Wow, everything looks delicious...it sure seems that you had a great Thanksgiving :-)

Martha said...

Looks yummy -- great looking stuffing!

Natashya KitchenPuppies said...

What a wonderful feast!

TavoLini said...

aww--I wanted Detroit to win, too!