Thursday, November 29, 2007

Our Thanksgiving (according to Joannie)

Sorry, sorry! It's been a crazy week and I haven't had a chance to post. We weren't able to upload the pictures over the weekend, like we wanted to, so this post is a little late. I don't have any of the recipes, so Jill will have to post another entry and include any of those.

Here are pictures. It was a simple dinner-- which was good, since there were only three of us anyway! (Well, four, if you include George. I think his favorite part was the marshmallows on the sweet potatoes!!)

Just like our Mom taught us, we used a bag to make the turkey. This has never, ever failed. The bag makes the turkey so moist and flavorful -- without any fuss! Jill barely seasoned the turkey at all, and it was so wonderful... Mmmmm....

We made the old standby green bean casserole, stuffing, sweet potatoes, turkey, and rolls. Like I said, it was a good simple meal. Oh, pumpkin pie and pecan-chocolate pie (see that recipe in the post below) too. I must say, the pumpkin pie was delicious. I've only made pumpkin pie with the Libby's recipe on the back of the can, but Jill's recipe was different and very yummy (not that yours isn't, Libby). I'm pretty sure I ate 80% of the pie, if not more. George had a piece, too. : )

We made a few mistakes... like putting the onions on top of the green bean casserole at the beginning, instead of the end. But Jill saw that they were burning, realized the mistake, and just stirred them in. So it was still yummy! The stuffing was... interesting. We used too much stuffing for the amount of stock we mixed in, but Jill threw in more stock when we saw it was too dry, and it helped. We decided we wouldn't recommend the stuffing recipe, though, so I don't know if Jill will even post that. Oh, and we burned the rolls... but we had more, so it was okay. But when we ran out of leftover rolls the next day (they're so yummy for making mini turkey sandwiches), we were sad we burned them. We almost burned them twice -- I think Patrick said something about needing more starch or something, as a joke, and Jill and I both leapt up from the table and rushed to take the second set of rolls out! : )

I'm sure I'm forgetting a bunch of stuff. All in all, it was a very yummy holiday!! And it was a good bonding time for these sisters.


Anne said...

Sounds like it!! Maybe someday Laura and I will make a Thanksgiving fest together!!

Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

you can't tell from the picture at the table but both boys are crying for food. i thought that was funny.

Jill said...

I should also add that Patrick took that overhead shot of the table of food. He was very proud of it.

LauraSuz said...

We would have so much fun! I would love that.

The pictures are great and it looks like you guys had a blast.