Monday, December 03, 2007

Thanksgiving Day Rule #1: To be operated by sober adults only

Really, this was the first rule on the operating instructions for the Bayou Classic. Classic. This year we decided to deep fry our bird and the Bayou Classic is the only way to go. Michael's family was a little nervous for Michael to fry his first turkey, so they called to make certain that we weren't doing it in the apartment. Thanks.

This was my first time to ever host Thanksgiving and we had a wonderful time. My parents were kind enough to join us for the holiday and we loved having them around. Andrew especially loved having Grandma here.

As it is our great tradition to eat amazing food on Thanksgiving, we thought a fried turkey would be a great addition. I know it sounds White Trailer Trash, and it is, but we made it as classy as we could. Here was this years menu:

Butternut Squash Soup
with Chived Mashed Potatoes

Caramelized Apple Salad
with walnuts and a cider glaze

Cornbread Stuffing
with fresh mushrooms, sausage, and apples

Whipped Sweet Potatoes
with a sweet walnut topping

Steamed French Green beans
with roasted pine nuts

Fried Turkey
enough said

Homemade Rolls

Cranberry Relish


Stone Fruit Tart
Fruit Trifle
Pecan Pie
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

It was amazing. I was full after the soup and salad hors d'ouveres, but I kept eating and so did everyone else. It was really amazing.

We have so many things to be grateful for all year round. I am always appreciative that there is a holiday to help me put things back into perspective at least once a year!

Here is the bayou classic in action (but that picture is not of Michael):


the smoots said...

So funny! I NEED to see a picture of this turkey - the rest of the dinner sounds so yummy! Did you cook all week?

Mimi said...

Everyone around here fries their turkey - we are the weird ones for not doing it! I have never tried fried turkey but hear it is great. Glad it turned out well.