I’ve spent the better half of today moaning and groaning because I am still full from last night’s glorious Thanksgiving feast. I had to work on Thanksgiving day, but that didn’t stop me from inviting over a ton of friends for dinner, roasting a turkey and of course baking pie. Lots and lots of pie.
Here are a few food snaps from the evening.
If you’re short on time, a cheese platter is a yummy, low-maintenance appetizer. Buy a few varieties of artisan cheese, a nice cut of smoked meat, whole grain bread, and pepper up your condiment of choice with some fresh herbs. Throw everything on an oversized cutting board and serve.
Zoe brought this amazing salad, which was one of my favorite dishes of the evening! Light greens, pistachios, cranberries, and pears, splashed with a bit of shallot dressing. This salad was Thanksgiving-heaven in a bowl!!
Bex made these gorgeous roasted veggies – seasoned beets, carrots, and pumpkin. Mmm!!
Have you ever cooked your Thanksgiving turkey in a slow cooker? This is the second year in a row I have thrown the bird in the crock pot. Along with your turkey, add some stock, olive oil, salt, pepper, and fresh herbs. Then simply turn your crock pot on and let ‘er cook! I love walking in the door at the end of a long work day, greeted by the nostalgic smell of Thanksgiving! Best part? I didn’t even have to carve the turkey. After a long day in the slow cooker, the meat literally slides off the bones.
In addition to turkey, veggies, and salad, we also had corn muffins, mashed potatoes, stuffing, amazing homemade cranberry sauce, and of course gravy! We washed it all down with mulled wine and key lime pie.
As the Dutch would say – uitbuiken!!