Thanksgiving 2015

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! Mine was really nice! N goes big twice a year, Thanksgiving and Fourth of July. We had 17 people for Thanksgiving this year, N’s family, my parents, my brother-in-law’s parents, my brother-in-law’s friend (different brother-in-law) and a great couple friend of ours with their kids.

We started prep on Wednesday evening after a major shopping trip to the nearest Asian Market.

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We enjoyed some oldies as we prepped, seen below is one of my favorites, The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B.

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Thursday saw our table set, and our menu well under way.

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Our menu:

Hors D’oeuvres – Franks in Blanks – the only store bought thing.

Butternut Squash Soup

Pumpkin Soup – this was a new recipe and sadly, a bust.

Turkey

Gravy

Stuffing

Fried Chicken Tenders

Cranberry Sauce

Sweet Potato Bake

Green Bean Casserole

Green Beans with dip

Fennel Salad – Kitchn Synch recipe

Panzanella Salad – Kitchn Synch recipe

Pumpkin Pie & Pecan Pie – both made by N’s sister and both awesome!

N has this method of smoking our turkey on the ceramic grill with a dry brine, it was delicious!

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My mother-in-law should be on Pinterest, she knocks out super creative things like this veggie platter all the time.

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A plate of our Thanksgiving bounty.

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My friend brought over this awesome fruit platter, she too should be on Pinterest.

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Have a great weekend everyone!!

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