Sunday, November 20, 2005

A Great Feast & Breakfast

I was very thankful we planned our Thanksgiving Feast (Raoul's 9th Annual Thanksgiving Feast) to occur the Saturday after the cleaning lady. It made it so much less stressful to not have to worry about a lot of cleaning and cooking.

So, I did some cooking on Friday night and then finished the rest on Saturday. It was also very nice that the guys were in charge of frying the turkey (we have now acquired a turkey fryer that Raoul bought and gave to us).

There was 12 for the Saturday Thanksgiving Feast and then 6 of us for breakfast today.

Here was our menus:

Saturday Feast:
  • 22 lb. Deep Fried Turkey
  • 7.5 pounds of mashed potatoes (these were awesome)
  • 2 acorn squash
  • 2 bags of corn
  • coleslaw (was gonna buy pre-shredded stuff, but the store was sold out so I had to shred my own green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots) (dressing recipe in the most recent Lena cookbook)
  • Jello Salad (jello, cream cheese, pears, abd whip cream all blended together - awesome! In a Holy Cross Cookbook)
  • Pumpkin Cranberry Bread (Andy's Aunt Dee's recipe, in Deal cookbook)
  • Fresh Wheat Bread
  • 2 dozen white dinner rolls
  • Candied Sweet Potatoes (recipe out of Deal cookbook too)
  • Stuffing (used Brownberry stuff and increased recipe by 50% and added a chopped apple and 3/4 C chopped cranberries)
  • Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce
  • Pies (1-pumpkin, 1-peach, 1-apple)
  • Lots of wine and beer!

Yes, there are plenty of leftovers. We also had appetizers that included: Harry & David Chocolate Macademia Shortbread Cookies, H&D Pepper & Onion Crackers, mixed nuts, candy corn, a huge veggie tray with dip, and california rolls (glad Jessi brought these as I was craving them, it's the flavor of the seaweed & wasabi I like).

And included in Breakfast was:

Yes, again there are leftovers. I won't have to cook this week at all. And considering we are going to Andy's parents house for Thanksgiving, that will be another meal I don't have to cook.

Mmmmmm! Leftovers!


Lame Shrill Owl said...

We did do stuff other than eat......we played a couple of Trivial Pursuit Games. Note: Genus IV version is very hard, 90's version is fairly easy. Also did some Karaoke Revolution.

Kinky Phanie Gates said... all sounded so I can't wait until Thursday. We'll be off our diet that day.

Cattiva said...

I have never had a deep fried turkey, but I hear they are amazing.

I hope you had a fabulous turkey day!