Good evening, and welcome to my Thanksgiving play-by-play.
First the menu:
Croissant breakfast sandwiches
Snackies throughout the day and hors d'œuvres:
Pear and apple slices
Port Salut cheese
The big dinner:
Roasted turkey and gravy
Honeybaked Ham (Coach Stu gets this every year - he insists on having it)
Oyster stuffing (shit! I forgot to buy mushrooms!)
Apple sausage and slivered almond cornbread stuffing
Green beans with almonds and persimmons
Macaroni and cheese
Baked sweet potatoes with butter and cinnamon
Pumpkin crème brûlée
I was very unmotivated earlier, and didn't get home from shopping for Thanksgiving until 9 p.m. tonight. I have to start the pumpkin crème brûlée tonight so it can chill. I also am making at least one pie if not two tomorrow morning, and then the turkey goes in the oven. So the crème brûlée is in right now.
I have a confession. Food has been falling in my lap this week. Not only did I not cook my own pumpkin because my mom gave me two huge cans of pumpkin today, but I also have pie dough in my fridge she gave me, and a tray of mashed potatoes and a tray of macaroni and cheese in my freezer that were untouched leftovers from a school function. I usually insist on making everything from scratch, but it was hard to turn any of that good fortune down.
I will make and effort to update this post and link to recipes if I got them from online.