So I’ve been trying to post about our Thanksgiving dinner since Thursday night, but alas, the internet at my parents’ house has been down since Wednesday. But! The internet works here at Fascist Towers, so I thought I’d take a break from painting and finally get caught up over here.
I think I ended up being in the kitchen for nearly seven hours on Thursday (Mom wussed out around 3:00 to take a nap!), but it was totally worth the work – and pretty fun, too! We did end up missing our ETA for eating by about three and a half hours, but it was just my parents and me, so it’s not like anybody was waiting on us or anything.
We had a few carryovers from last year because they were just too good to replace, even though I really wanted to try lots of new recipes.
That’s a Pink Mai Tai (not necessarily a traditional Thanksgiving cocktail, but still tasty), a Brined Turkey Breast With Spanish Spice Rub and Sour Orange Sauce (made by Mom via Bobby Flay), tofu tossed in the same spice rub as the turkey and with the same sauce (we replaced the chicken stock with vegetable stock to make it veggie-friendly), Baked Mashed Potatoes With Parmesan Cheese and Bread Crumbs, Mashed Sweet Potatoes With Chipotle and Maple Syrup (which we made last year), Cranberry-Orange Relish, String Beans With Ginger and Garlic (which we also made last year), deviled eggs, and hot rolls (yes, from a box, but they’re super-good, so I don’t feel too bad about it).
There were also two completely new desserts this year, both from Ina. First up was a Pumpkin Roulade With Ginger Buttercream:
And next was really the star of the show, a Raspberry Creme Brulee:
And we’ve pretty much just been eating Thanksgiving dinner ever since – no creativity with the leftovers at all – they’re too tasty the way they are! Hope you all had a happy Thanksgiving and for my non-US readers, hope you had a happy fourth Thursday of November!