Saturday, November 29, 2008

Why Are There No Thanksgiving Songs?

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Mine was great! No one refused to come up to the table or threw a fit. No one was high on heroin and we weren't at a Sizzler in Los Angeles. It was just lovely. Here's my sister, waiting for the big day at the already set table.

I'm going to post as many of these recipes as I can stand eventually, but for now, I'll show you some pictures and let you in on my final menu. Please note - everything on this menu was made from scratch. Because I'm crazy that way.

Pecan Goat Cheese Balls

Main Dinner (made by me):
Roast Turkey with Black Truffle Butter and White Wine Gravy
Mashed Potatoes
Chestnut, Leek and Apple Stuffing
Brussels Sprouts with Buttered Pecans
Sauteed Swiss Chard with Shallots
Green Beans with Pine Nuts and Lemon Zest
Caramelized Fennel with Parmesan
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Buttermilk Biscuits

Side Dishes (made by Donna):
Mashed Sweet Potatoes
Roasted Sweet Potatoes

Pies (made by Mom and MO):

Ice cream and Whipped Cream, both from scratch, made my me and my sister.

Zack said this was an insane amount of food. I think he was just jealous not to be there. Doesn't everyone look happy?

Here's my plate, filled up with a little bit of everything. Let the holiday season begin!


Anonymous said...

ahem, daddy made his now famous tofu dish, and I helped too, Max offered assistance, but it was definately a superior Lena effort, except, of course, for the cleaning up part, which was no small job. alli and daddy and I worked into the night and the following day with that. oh, and Donna did a great carving job...

David Borgen said...

yes...and we never had a thanksgiving guest strung out on heroin;...we did have those coked out guests once long ago and that was unfortunate...lena cooked up a storm and it was a delightful holiday this year...the roasted fennel and the braised brussel sprouts were new items for us and much appreciated...we also spotted several wild turkeys walking around the neighborhood (safely it would seem)...db

Meredith said...

Your family is so funny...

How was that turkey? I'm really curious.
That's a lot of food.