Monday, November 24, 2008

Early Turkey Day!!!

I've been such a bad blogger lately. Part of the reason is that David's Dad stayed with us for about 4 nights, and we celebrated Thanksgiving over the weekend. Another reason for not blogging is that my work laptop has been on the fritz, and I haven't been able to open it on both ferry rides, when I typically post.

Thanksgiving was a blast. It was David and my first turkey, which came out just perfect. We first scrubbed it with olive oil and herbs, then put it in a pan with water, apple juice and white cooking wine. We also used a thermometer, and basted the turkey throughout.
I also made the stuffing and the gravy, and David's other family members made the mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and butternut squash soup. All in all, it was an incredible meal, with very nice company. Never mind the foil on the table, I don't know why we didn't clear it earlier, haha.

After eating and drinking wine, we retreated to the living room to listen to music, dance and play percussion instruments. I don't have any pictures of that part of Thanksgiving, I was too busy banging on my conga drums. That is one of our favorite things to do when we entertain, is to get people to play instruments, since percussion tends to be easy. Everyone picked up a shacker, rattle, drum, or frog, and off we went! We ended up staying up until 1am, and then waking up early to eat turkey for breakfast. All and all, a very fun, and very BUSY weekend!

7 comments:

Paula said...

Percussion runs in the family! My parties turn into music jams even when it is not the intention. It's like everyone likes to do it, to cut loose and have fun. Great looking dinner! Congratulations on making a good first turkey!

Lisa said...

That sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving!!! Nicely done!

Colleen said...

How fun! I love early holidays... and then celebrating agian on the real holiday. MORE FOOD!
Don't feel bad about not posting. I've been bad too, worse even! It'll be that way throughout the holidays I'm assuming since we'll all be running around!

McJumpguez said...

Yay, you posted! Mmm, turkey! I can't wait. I gotta hit the grocery store tonight after the gym to get last minute things. I think I'll make a butternut puree, get some humus, some pita, and then make my pumpkin sliders =)

Dan-Eric Slocum said...

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Travis said...

looks fantastic!!!!

(my word verification is 'cideri' ... did you have cider?)

danielskiffington said...

That looks awesome!