First and foremost, I would like to wish everyone a joyous and heartfelt Thanksgiving celebration. I hope you are enjoying/have enjoyed your Thanksgiving dinner and took the time to remember all of the people and things you are thankful for. This year, I am especially thankful for my daughter, my family’s health, our home, and our animals. This morning, I went cycling and fed three stray kitties that come over to one of my family member’s houses out here on the east end. Lastly this morning, my husband went to Tate’s Bake Shop in Southampton to purchase a last-minute apple pie and some extra groceries at King Kullen in Bridgehampton.
This year we did not cook as much as we did the following year when we literally had a smorgasbord of appetizers, side dishes, and two pies in addition to freshly baked cookies. It was just the five of us this year and were not up to indulging and eating too much food. Last year, it must have took us two weeks to finish all of the refrigerated and frozen leftovers.
Above are some pictures that highlight my and my family’s Thanksgiving meal. In total, it took about six hours to prepare and cook everything, including the turkey. We ate at 4pm this evening and enjoyed the pie late this evening with tea at 8:30pm. Our Thanksgiving menu included:
- Baked sweet potatoes with mini marshmallows
- 1 14 lb Turkey
- Green beans with mushrooms and a butter garlic sauce
- Homemade sausage and turkey stuffing
- Cheese plate and crackers
- Jellied cranberry sauce
- Apple pie
The bacon on top of the turkey was my husband’s idea. He has a top secret recipe that he does not wish for me to share (at least for now) on how he creates his perfectly moist turkey. I am not exaggerating, it is the best tasting turkey I have ever had! I loved snacking on the cheese and crackers while cooking. Usually I create a fruit salad to enjoy before dinner but I felt it would have been a bit too much for the amount of people. I will share that recipe with you separately next month.
Be safe tomorrow during Black Friday. I have been shopping online lately and still have not decided which deals I am going to take advantage tomorrow or on Cyber Monday.
All the best wishes, and again, Happy Turkey Day!