Our Menu for Posterity with absolutely NO cooking fails and amazing mashed potatoes. Thank you very much. (Wipes brow with relief… those mashed potatoes are always a shake of this and a swirl of that…)
Thanksgiving Menu 2013
Vegetable Platter and Dip
Triscuits and Special Sauce
Home-Made Mashed Potatoes
Sweet Potato Bake
Steamed Green Beans
Holiday Cranberry Relish
Home-Made Rolls with Earth Balance Spread
Pumpkin Pie and Whipped Coconut Crème topping (O. My. This was bliss on a spoon 😉 )
Jewish Apple Cake
Chocolate Chip Pie with Chocolate Ganache
Tofutti Cheesecake with Chocolate Ganache
(We topped with chocolate as that was the children’s request- but next year, I am going to make a Strawberry topping. I think it will be better. Next year, I might also try my hand at some low glycemic desserts. Hopefully, I will be comfortable with that by then.)
Our day was wonderful; our memories blessed. Aymee and Melodee thoroughly enjoyed their first true taste of Thanksgiving dinner. Plates refilled again and again. Asher worked hard on his infamous Turkey leg. I took lots of pictures of delectable food- of which I am sparing you, my readers. 😉
We all savored different aspects. For me, our guests brought a sweet centerpiece for our table- which very much blessed me as I forgot to put the items for our fruit bowl centerpiece on the grocery list- and so was “making do”. So lovely. Plus, one of their college age sons is a music composition major- and he literally played several hours of beautiful piano music after dinner. My favorite memory from Thanksgiving night was visiting at the table while beautiful music just filled the house.
Our Cranberry Relish and Sweet Potato Bake remain our token Thanksgiving masterpieces. Chocolate Chip Pie vaulted itself into a new level of holiday belovedness with the addition of Chocolate Ganache.
Today, we lay low and celebrate Asher who turned eleven in the wee hours of the night. Just like so many years ago, when we checked into the hospital at midnight on Thanksgiving and welcomed him into our arms early, early Friday morn.
This is the first Thanksgiving Friday in seven years that Todd has been off of work. I well up with watery gratefulness. I do.