Dianne eating her Thanksgiving dinner, originally uploaded by DianthusMoon.
We ate dinner at a ‘normal’ time around 5 and Bri and had it all cleaned up by 6:30. Actually I have the second round of dishes going. I was pretty happy with the dinner.
I think I need a new meat thermometer as it took a bit longer than I thought. And my cranberries were so tart they would make your mouth pucker-that’s even after adding more sugar. The highlight of the dinner was pretty easy to make-Rachael Ray’s ‘Not Your Mama’s Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives’. The secret was adding a few turnips, some Boursin cheese, sour cream and chives. Very tasty.
The cheesecake turned out well, though the crust stuck to the bottom a bit.
We cut the turkey like Bobby Flay did on RR yesterday. You cut off the breast in two big chucks and then slice it so it’s the perfect size for sandwiches. The guys took dinner over to Brian’s dad while I finished cleaning up and made some of my little collages.
I do have a photo I took of the guys too.
I hope all my American pals had a delightful day!
Wish Sean well as he has to be at Wally World at 4:30 am. He was Mr Grumps at the dinner table. That’s retail for you-even in this day and age. I plan to look through some catalogs and shop on Cyber Monday.
Happy Thanksgiving dear Dianne! Looking at the food on your plate makes me wish I could have been there, it all looks so delicious! When I make my cranberry sauce, I use one cup of water and 1 cup of sugar, bring to a boil then add a bag of fresh or frozen cranberries. Simmer for 10 minutes. It’s not too tart and not too sweet….is that the way you make yours?
Oh dear, I sympathize with Sean, I don’t blame him for not looking forward to tomorrow, I heard about your Black Fridays! lol xoxo
I followed a recipe for the cranberries from Country home. Used tangerine rind and juice, no water. Bet the water may have helped.