There it is. The main event. The bird! And MAN it was good. It wasn’t just the turkey that made the whole table go “woooah.” It was the entire spread of deliciousness that was aptly laid on the table. We traveled up to Baltimore this year for Thanksgiving, and cooked the meal with our dear sister and brother-in-law. Oh, and we had two adorable sous chefs ages three-and-a-half and one-and-a-half. For the turkey, we used Michael Symon’s recipe. Basically, we soaked cheesecloth in melted butter with sage and apple juice and covered the turkey with it before baking. It was perfect! Here is an action shot of pouring the extra butter over the turkey before it hit the oven:
Neil also made an AMAZING gravy from scratch using the giblets! Another new recipe we tried this year was a potato and celery root gratin with leek from Bon Appétit. It was beautiful, creamy, and certainly a conversation piece, as few have had celery root before.
Our brother-in-law Matt makes THE BEST pies. Ever. We’ll be posting his pie dough recipe soon. He made four (FOUR!) pies the weekend we were there. Here is the apple pie that was apart of the dessert table.
Other delicious dishes we had:
Butternut Squash Soup
Mom’s Stuffing Recipe
Double layer pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting
Vamino Bars (AMAZING chocolate bars our brother-in-law’s side of the family frequently makes)
Okay, yes, we had a lot of desserts… but we made it through No Sugar November all the way to Thanksgiving Day, so we had to indulge. The food was amazing, the weekend was full of love, and we can’t wait to share with you more family meals to come.