November 23

All the food that’s fit to eat



This post was originally posted on November 27, 2008, but we thought we’d repost it in case you’re still looking for dinner ideas for this year’s Thanksgiving. What’s going to be on your dinner table this year?

Well, the feast is over.

At least round one is.

We haven’t had dessert yet.

This might very well be the most beautiful bird we’ve ever made. I can’t BELIEVE how much juice there was to make gravy! I think because of the brining, we had more gravy than we’ve ever had even if we combined all the gravy together from every turkey we’ve ever cooked.

You can get an idea of the amount from the picture on the left, but even that’s deceiving. There was still much more juice than that!

Here’s what else we had:

This is AMAZING corn pudding. Never would have heard of such a thing if not for Mario Bosquez, from Martha Stewart Living. He hosts In The Kitchen with Mario Bosquez on the Martha Stewart Living Channel on Sirius Channel 112. He was on our show this past Monday and suggested we make his Mexican Corn Pudding and Mexican Chocolate Cake. We made BOTH. The cake picture is below.

Many thanks, Mario! The Corn Pudding was awesome and I can’t wait to try the cake in just a few minutes!

Here is my mom’s cranberry relish. Jennifer LOVES this stuff.

Jennifer’s mom brought the sausage potato stuffing:

Guddy (Jennifer’s mom) also brought squash casserole:

Homemade Mac and Cheese for the boys (and especially Walt, after his tonsilectomy), but for some reason, the boys didn’t like it this time:

Incredible asparagus with almonds:

Puerto Rican rice brought by my mother-in-law:

Jennifer learned about this dessert last year on a Paula Deen TV show. Gingerbread Pumpkin Triffle. Oh my. Looking forward to trying this, too.

My Mom’s awesome rolls:

Endless buckets of gravy:

Surprisingly good carrots. Jennifer made them, said she didn’t like them, but then we all ended up eating a ton of them. Go figure.

And lastly, Mario Bosquez’s Mexican Chocolate Cake. This is all that we had for this awesome Thanksgiving. Now that we’ve shared it with you, I’m going to go cut into that cake! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Greg is married to Jennifer. They've got five kids.

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  • Looks great, just takeing a breather with my dog in the garage, company still here all 16 of them, I did not see any deserts, come on get to the good stuff!

  • Sausage and potato stuffing. I think I might die if I think about that too long. 🙂 Everything looks so good. My T-Day feast was great and I’m glad yours was too!

  • The ginger pumpkin triffle looks wonderful. I feel like I’ve seen the Paula Deen episode where she made it. I make Paul Deen’s easy cranberry salad which is just one 8oz can of whole cranberry, one can of mandarin orange slices and walnuts. I stir it up the night before and let it chill in the fridge. I also made cole slaw from a KFC recipe. It tastes just like KFC cole slaw.

    I kind of cheated and used a freezer to oven Jennie-O turkey. I was very pleased with the moistness and seasoning. There was a ton of juices in the bag. It was 11.8 lbs and there were 5 adults and 1 8yr old at my dinner. I’ll have enough to make a turkey pot pie in the next week or so. I put some of the leftover turkey in the freezer. My mom forgot to prepare her peach cobbler so we only had the sweet potato pie that I made.

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