Nov 12, 2011

Dinner Party: Success!

Yesterday was a great day.  Great dinner, great friends, great time.

I got up around 6am and began preparing for "The Feast."  The turkey wasn't quite thawed, so it was placed in a cool water bath for a couple hours to encourage it to finish thawing.  The bread starter was removed from the refrigerator to warm up, and the coffee was made.

By the time it was all said and done, there were seven separate dish washing sessions...but it was all worth it.

The Menu was as such:


  • Kale Corn Fritters w/ Applesauce

  • Escarole and white bean soup

  • Fresh baguette

  • Pumpkin Bread

  • Brendan's Sweet Potato Muffins with Marshmallows on top

Main Course

  • Apple/Fennel stuffed Turkey with Garlic butter glaze

  • Fresh Cranberry Sauce

  •  Stuffed Acorn Squash

  • Mashed Potatoes

  • Turkey Neck gravy

  • Cauliflower in white sauce


  • Ugly, Yet Tasty Pumpkin Pie

Overall, everything was Delicious!  I wish my pie looked better, but the taste was spot on.  Next time I will make sure to let the filling rest and try to skim the foam off the top better.  I also need to figure out a better way to make graham cracker crusts, as the bottom edge was very thick.

Everyone enjoyed the food, and left with several container/plates of leftovers, yet my fridge is still overflowing!

I think this might need to be a yearly occurrence.

UP next: Turduken for Christmas??!

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