Friday, November 27, 2009

Thanksgiving Feast

This year like any other year we had a traditional Thanksgiving feast. For Carlos the whole turkey on the table is a must. I did something different on the turkey this year. I dry brined the turkey for 3 days before roasting it. The turkey turns out moist, flavorful and brown beautifully. To learn more about dry brine do check out this website . I have a lot of leftovers so it will be turkey for lunch and dinner for the next few meals :(

Here are some of the pictures of our dinner.

Diana was in charge of the table setting and I think she did a pretty good job with it.



A table full of food. We dined at our small breakfast table since it was just the 3 of us this year.

Perfectly roasted turkey.

Turkey sausage stuffing.

Roasted Potatoes.

Green bean casserole.

Gravy.

I forgot to take a picture of our dessert. I baked a pumpkin pie and an Dutch apple streusel pie. So I just post a picture of me and Carlos ;)

26 comments:

Dodol & Mochi said...

Whoa! Goodness me! This is what I'd call a Thanksgiving FEAST LOL!! Glad to hear it turned out well!

Yup, yup! It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without turkey! All your culinary creations are amazing! Carlos is so lucky to have you as his better half! =)

And FINALLY, I get to see how the chef behind looks like!! Yay!

Cheers from Malaysia,
Pei-Lin

Sonia said...

This is realy a perfect Thanksgiving dinner especially the roast turkey look perfect. Thanks for sharing your personal photo,finally I got to see you, I'm so happy to see you.

My Asian Kitchen said...

what a great spread and beautiful photo of you and Carlos!!

The Little Teochew said...

FEAST is the right word! The food looks amazing, and Diana did a fabulous job! The last photo is sooooo sweet I don't need any sugar in my coffee :)))

Ju

Ellie said...

What a lovely Thanksgiving dinner. Too bad we dont celebrate it here in Australia. Lovely table settings by Diana and beautiful photo of Carlos and yourself.

Angie's Recipes said...

That's a large meal for 3 persons! I guess the next few meals that you must deal with the left-overs!
Beautiful picture of you and Carlos!

Anncoo said...

So please to see the picture of you and Carlos! Happy Thanksgiving :)

Yan said...

Finally the chef herself in pix....
very loving and nice couple pix indeed !

tracieMoo said...

Looks like a great feast. It must be hard work preparing all these great food for thanksgiving and I'm sure it's all worthwhile after looking at these beautiful photos!
I hope you enjoyed yourself :)

Mysweetkitchen said...

That roasted turkey is just perfect.Happy thanksgiving day :) Like the last photo of u n Carlos. :)

Nate-n-Annie said...

That is a perfect, traditional Thanksgiving meal! Everything came out beautifully.

daphne said...

What great family love and warmth!!! I love the table setting and that rustic gravy holder!!! Happy thanksgiving!

Zue Murphy said...

Nice turkey and table setting. Enjoy your after thanksgiving shopping.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Love your feast and I especially like the bowl and plate set, it warm up the table. Of course what a loving couple you two are!

mycookinghut said...

woww..... a feast to my eyes too!! Looks soooo nice!

Cubie said...

happy thanksgiving :) though have nvr celebrated it (growing up in Malaysia and now working in sydney). Stumbled upon your blog one day and it has certainly help in my process of learning to cook :) thank you.

Charmaine said...

What a scrumptious spread. Keep the turkey bones for making rice congee. Happy thanksgiving!

zurin said...

awww you n hubby look so cute. and the spread was indeed a spread.what a lot of food and so so yum. happy thanksgiving :))

Velva said...

Your Thanksgiving meal and your table decor look wonderful. I love the idea of dry brining the turkey. I will have to remember that for next year.

Cat Cat said...

Happy Belated Thanksgiving to you and Carlos... Oh, and Diana too.

Turkey looks good, Gert. What an awesome feast.

ICook4Fun said...

Pei-Lin, My hubby it is not Thanksgiving if there is no turkey :)

Sonia, thank you :)

Lesley, thank you :)

Ju, yes Diana did a good job setting up everything and thank you *blushing*

Ellie, yea Thanksgiving is an American thing and thank you.

Angie, thank you. Yea it will be leftovers meal for the next few days :)

Anncoo, thank you :)

Yan, thank you :)

TracieMoo, yea I've been cooking since 8.00am ha ha..

Mysweetkitchen, thank you :)

Nate & Annie, thank you.

ICook4Fun said...

Daphne, thank you.

Zue, thank you.

LCOM, thank you :)

Leemei, thank you.

Cubie, thanks for stopping by and your nice comment.

Charmaine, yea I am planning to cook rice porridge with it.

Zurin, thank you. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

Velva, dry brining taste so much better so hope you will try it out next year.

Cat, thank you. Hope you had a wonderful time at Florida.

blogresipi said...

Hi,

Thanks for the annivessary wish. The turkey is phenomenal!

This is the first time we saw your Carlos. He looks so adorable and loving.

Have a nice Christmas soon.

A Full-Timed Housefly said...

What a beautiful spread ! I love the golden skin of your roasted turkey and the roasted potatoes.... the colors are just so attractive and inviting ! Thanks for sharing

ICook4Fun said...

Blogresipi, thank you :)

Full-timed housefly, thank you :)

3 hungry tummies said...

What a nice meal! and a very cute photo at the end!!