Friday, November 25, 2016

THANKSGIVING DINNER 2016

Here is our dinner (for two!) in a series of pictures...

Pepperoni and cheese
We always like to have some snacks around in the morning while we're cooking, so I made a simple plate of sliced pepperoni and cheeses...


And some Ritz crackers with my cheese onion dip...

Bowls of nuts
A bowl of salted mixed nuts and a bowl of honey roasted cashews...


Then when it was all ready, we set the table with the food...


White meat turkey (2nd Man's favorite part)...

Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon...

Sausage Apple dressing
2nd man made his wonderful dressing with apples, sausage, pecans and herbs fresh from our garden...

Cranberry sauce
We're both fans of good old fashioned Ocean Spray cranberry sauce from a can.  Sometimes, old school is best...


Dark meat turkey (my favorite part)...

Thanksgiving Dinner
 Mashed potatoes with giblet gravy of course...

Pumpkin Pie
And homemade pumpkin pie for dessert.  And by homemade I do mean homemade, it's our oven roasted sugar pie pumpkin puree, 2nd Man made the crust and homemade whipped cream.

Needless to say we have lots of leftovers!

HOPE YOU ALL HAD A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!


33 comments:

Janie said...

I literally have no words...amazing. Ok I guess that was a word ha. It looks like pictures from the Food Network site. Stunning. OK that was more words. I'll stop now. Happy Turkey Day!

Janie

Anonymous said...

WOW! I don't know what's more amazing 2nd Man's cooking, how beautifully you eat when it's just the two of you, or the photography that makes me want to crawl through the screen. Wonderful. Enjoy your weekend hope you are feeling better.

carrie said...

Now THAT is a feast fit for a king! Or, two kings in this case, bwahaha!

I am new to your blog but absolute adore it. I have been reading back and am just in love with what you are doing. Much love to you both, I'm sure the election outcome has you worried about conservative new laws, but know that millions stand with you and we won't let anything negative happen.

Carrie

SAM said...

Gorgeous looking table. I could eat stuffing every day.

anne marie in philly said...

I KNEW 2nd man would cook a great meal. confidentially, I like the dark meat too.

Linda said...

Even for me or me and another, I always cook up the whole big meal. When I am alone, I just cook a turkey breast. Leftover Thanksgiving is wonderful. However, this year I could not lift and bend to put the turkey in the oven, so no turkey. I am with 1st Man, breast meat all the way! The rest of the meat is for someone else--anyone.

Your pictures are beautiful. The white serving dishes are spectacular. Great presentation. Can you share the recipe for the Brussel's sprouts?

Tomato Thymes said...

That looks fabulous.

dianefaith said...

I particularly want some of that dressing.

Janie Junebug said...

Looks super yummy. The photos are perfect.

Love,
Janie

Fairtrader said...

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving, but when I see what you both present on the table, I just might take a chance on it. I make pumpkinpie with butternut, what do you use? The pictures are delightful, I must stop myself from eating them!! Blessings from Sweden!

Deb said...

Wonderful. Hats off to anyone who makes their own crust. :)))

wenda steinley said...

Oh wow, it looks stunning. I guess the invite got lost in the mail, eh?

Anonymous said...

Wow, that looks so wonderful. Just for the TWO of you? Well you know how to put out a spread that's for sure.

MamaHen said...

Gahhhh!! I knew ya'll would have loads of photos of gorgeous food for today!! Man, that all looks SO good. I'm always hungry when I leave here! lol! I often make ya'lls oven-roasted potato wedges that you posted a little while back. My husband loves them.

Tomato Thymes said...

How do you make the cheese onion dip?

Colleen said...

Everything looks Wonderful and like the idea Everything is served on all white serving dishes...........picture Perfect for magazine or cookbook cover

Mary said...

Canned cranberry sauce ( I like too) very acceptably especially when you make the whole pie from scratch. Looks like an amazing dinner!

Sandy said...

1st Man,

OMG....your dinner looks amazing!!! Instead of brussel sprouts, we had asparagus. I'm going to need to try making sprouts this way, looks delicious :-)

Alison said...

I hope your holiday way peaceful and fun. When IS 2nd Man publishing his book? I don't cook, but I'd buy it just for the calories I gained looking at the pictures!
Love to you both. ♡♡♡♡♡

Tonya @ My Cozy Little Farmhouse said...

Gorgeous pictures! All the food looks amazing. Due to scheduling conflicts we weren't able to have our Thanksgiving until today. I had to live vicariously through everyone's Thanksgiving dinners.

1st Man said...

Aw, thanks for this, it made our day.

1st Man said...

Very kind of you. He can cook very well, I'm lucky! And thanks for the kind words about my photography. Feeling better now! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving too!

1st Man said...

Well, we don't know what to say about this thoughtful comment. It's beautiful and means the world to us. We are indeed all stronger together, right? Thank you so much!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks, and yes, stuffing is SO good. Sigh.

1st Man said...

Thanks, and yep, dark meat is always better.

1st Man said...

We just like to eat and enjoy cooking and setting up a spread. 2 or 10, we enjoy, ha.

The brussels sprouts, we had a post on it awhile back, it's so easy, just cutting them in half if they are large, fry some bacon, reserve the bacon grease, drizzle over the sprouts, salt/pepper, oven roast for 30-35 minutes at 400 degrees. Take out, toss with the crumbled bacon and enjoy!

1st Man said...

Thanks, much appreciated!

1st Man said...

it was yummy, I'd mail leftovers but there aren't any, ha!!!

1st Man said...

Thanks, we make a good team, he cooks, I photograph and eat, LOL!

1st Man said...

Thanks! We used actual sugar pie pumpkins that we had roasted a few months back and frozen. Thanks for visiting and we hope you'll stop back by!!! You're alwa

1st Man said...

oops, hit enter too quickly. You're always welcome!

1st Man said...

LOL, I will pass that along to 2nd Man. He enjoys making pie crust.

1st Man said...

Ha!!! Love it! I'll try to remember next year, LOL!