Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving Pics

Making Mamaw's Dressing . . .

Our "tablescape"
The centerpiece was James' mom's idea. She suggested using white pumpkins, which complement the china better than orange.
Getting the peanut oil hot to fry the turkey. The weather was cold. This was the first Thanksgiving in a while where it has actually felt like fall. The chilly air was nice.

The finished product. It was very good. We will do this again. It was a 13 + lb bird, and it only took 45 minutes for it to cook. It was tender and a little spicy.

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

We're hosting Thanksgiving dinner for the first time year. The menu:
Cranberry Spritzers
Apple Butternut Squash Soup
Fresh Veggies with Spinach Dip
Green Bean Casserole
Carrot Souflee
Cranberry sauce
Fried Turkey
Sweet Potato Pie
Pecan Pie

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

A Chef Amongst us

I have to brag on James. He just made some of the best gumbo ever. And pumpkin bread - with real pumpkin - not from a can!