This year we spent Thanksgiving with our next door neighbors, the Woodruff’s. I was so glad to have friends to spend it with; I was also a bit nervous as this was the first year that I was in charge of all the major elements of the meal.
There was a small mishap when I discovered (about an hour before it was time for the turkey to go into the oven) that the whole bottom of the turkey was still frozen solid! I pulled the thing out of the freezer on Saturday – it should have been fine. The top was defrosted, but the bottom failed to. A soak in lukewarm water for 45 minutes did the trick, and I got the turkey into the oven on time. It turned out beautifully.
Here’s a picture of the spread, or at least most of it. That was a whole lot of food for 4 adults and 4 small kids!
- Roasted turkey
- Mashed potatoes
- Sweet potato casserole
- Green beans (I didn’t add the nuts that are included in this recipe)
- Corn on the cob
- Applesauce Jello (What is it with Yankees and their Jello?) ; )
- Pumpkin pie
- Chocolate pie
I did most of the cooking but my neighbor, Angie, hosted. Here’s a picture of the kids’ table she set up. They liked it, and they especially liked the chocolate pie they were eating here.