Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
ocnblu

Today's meenu

6 posts in this topic

Well I'll be a monkey's uncle. I am SCARFING down some Thanksgiving victuals, all made by ocn from scratch, and everything turned out great... shocker!

Here's what I'm eating as I type:

Butterball whole turkey breast: rubbed with margarine (I Can't Believe It Ain't Butter w/Olive Oil version), fresh ground pepper and poultry seasoning.

Apple and Wild Rice dressing: two loaves of french bread, ripped up into bitesize chunks & soaked in chopped onion, celery hearts, Red Delicious apple, sage, poultry seasoning, powdered buttermilk, wild rice (cooked in a separate pan ahead of time), chicken broth and plenty of margarine (all sauteed together until the veggies are soft), baked.

Baked Corn: two cans niblets, an egg, milk, powdered buttermilk, whole wheat flour, corn meal, baking powder, chopped green pepper, sugar and topped with pats of margarine.

Orange-Walnut Sweet Potatoes: sweet potatoes cut bite-size and boiled in chicken broth, then put into a pan with margarine, raw sugar, orange juice, chopped walnuts and a dash each of cinnamon and powdered ginger until it starts to carmelize.

Whole Cranberry Sauce (only thing I made by someone's recipe) : one bag cranberries, orange juice, sugar, cinnamon, ginger and cloves, boiled down, topped with grated orange rind and chilled.

Gravy: roasting pan drippings, boiled with water and flour to thicken.

I'm proud of myself, I did it w/no help and now I've got some tasty leftovers for the next month or so. :AH-HA:

How about you guys, what're y'all havin' to eat today?:)

Edited by ocnblu
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

How about you guys, what're y'all havin' to eat today?:)

Burger King. Turkey Whopper. ;-)

Seriously, no cooking here. Our local restaurant has a nice T-day deal that we've made a sort-of tradition.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In North Carolina with my family and we ate...Pizza.

Our big meal is tomorrow so my sister and her family can join us.

Had a nice glass of wine or two with dinner and I am just now relaxing and getting ready to watch the Texas/Texas A and M game with my father.

Chris

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, I just finished up one of the most relaxing, most enjoyable Thanksgivings I've ever had. I had just a few friends over for dinner. It was great. I made everything; cranberry sauce, turkey, stuffing, sweet potato cassarole, mashed potatoes, gravy and southern style green beans. I even made bread for the first time in my life and it all actually came out really well. The only thing I didn't make (I bought it) was the pumpking pie because I ran out of time. I'm almost amazed it all came out so well and I actually made it. The best part was that it was so relaxing. There was no family drama and very little stress. Everybody knew I was doing some stuff for the first time and they were all very supportive. Don't get me wrong, I love my family, but when we all get together it can be crazy. This was so much better. I hope everyone had as nice a time as I did.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Your content will need to be approved by a moderator

Guest
You are commenting as a guest. If you have an account, please sign in.
Reply to this topic...

×   You have pasted content with formatting.   Remove formatting

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

Loading...
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0