Sunday, November 25, 2007

Our Thanksgiving

Yumm... it's the foodie holiday of the year, besides Christmas. We had dinner with my parents, Justyn, my sister, her friend and Angel. What a perfect way to celebrate Thanksgiving with friends and family. It truly felt like a perfect holiday.

Justyn and I started cooking in the afternoon. Instead of the traditional green bean casserole, I made macaroni and cheese. Justyn made corn pudding.

For appetizers, my mom made deviled eggs with bacon mixed in the egg yolks with a persimmon salsa. There were also cucumber slices topped with shrimp which were refreshing. The grape tomatoes stuffed with a puree of salmon were my favorite.

My sister made pumpkin creme brulee for desserts which she is pictured here spooning the liquid into the ramikens.

The next thing my mom made were some simple blanched green beans with sea salt and pepper.

Inside the oven, she cooked up some Ratatouille looking sweet potatoes. I'm loving that carmelization. So pretty!

While the cooking was going on, Angel and Justyn played the Wii.

Now for the main course. The turkey! My mom baked it but put a cooking cloth on top of the breasts to keep them moist.

I kept taking pictures of the table as dishes came out.

My mom also made mashed potatoes but instead of mashing them, she used the ricer. We garnished it with chives cut straight from her herb garden.

Here's my sister being silly haha...

On top of the turkey, my mom also made some BBQ'ed ribs which she baked in the oven so I guess it wasn't really BBQed, but whatever. They came out really juicy and tender. Angel and I kept sneaking bites from the pieces that weren't plated.

Not only was there turkey and pork ribs, but there was also steamed fish. Angel had requested that from my mom since she doesn't eat turkey.

Onto the carving!

And the final spread.

After dinner, my sister baked up her pumpkin creme brulee and went on to cook up the sugar on top.

We all went into a food coma afterward, but we were troopers. We just weren't able to pass out after dinner so we went to Angel's house for some cocktails and video games.

Donoho came over later on and the night went on. We did some bad things to some inanimate objects as you can see here hehe..

The day after T-Day, we went shopping as Donoho and Justyn played Super Mario Bros. Galaxy.

Ahh... good times. I'm so exhausted from the weekend that I'm actually missing the regular schedule of working. OK.. maybe not heh!


tigerfish said...

I don't have any Thanksgiving posts!!!! :O since I missed my Thanksgiving this year(and last year too!). Now I'm grumpy without all the turkey and shopping :(

JadedOne said...

It's not too late to have turkey! Bake one this weekend hehe :)

SteamyKitchen said...

Pumpkin Creme Brulee sounds fantastic!

Angel said...

What a wonderful thanksgiving!!!
Thank you so much for inviting me and sharing that day (and night) with me.

This is by far the best thanksgiving I had since i have been in the US.

Thank you and thank you :)

PS what happened to your camera? was it drunk too? and how about mario and luigi :|

Good times as always!

Wandering Chopsticks said...

Dang lady! That's a whole lot of food for what? 7 people?

And yeah, I want some pumpkin creme brulee too!

My verification word is jrkfputy? Jerk Putty? Hehe.

JadedOne said...

Jaden - The pumpkin creme brulee was awesome. Althought I didn't make it, I gave teh idea to my sister :) There's a really easy recipe on Chef John's ( blog. I had no idea it would be that easy!

Angel - You're welcome :) I decided not to add M&L to the pics hehe.

WC - Seriously! It was a ton of food! See my response to Jaden for the pumpkin creme brulee recipe. My sister didn't use that exact recipe, but I'm sure it'll turn out just as good.