The first Thanksgiving



Our First Thanksgiving
Originally uploaded by brandonjs.

After our recent relocation to the West Coast, MP and I had decided not to take the trip back East for the Thanksgiving holiday. As a result, we opted to have our own Thanksgiving (just the two of us) here in Santa Clara. Last Sunday we did all our shopping and the menu looked something like this:

Turkey, of course
Darlene’s Crockpot Stuffing®
Apple-Cranberry Chutney
Sweet Potato Mash
Two-Potato Mash
Green Beans
and MP’s favorite — Hot Rolls.
Apple Pie w/ Vanilla Ice Cream
Pumpkin Pie with Vanilla Ice Cream

With the exception of a minor snafu with the Turkey (not knowing how long to cook it for, and without a meat thermometer things got a little dicey), everything went according to plan. After all was said and done, the dinner table was set and everything was delicious. Looking at the picture, it’s hard to imagine that all this food was for just two people — but it was. And boy do we have leftovers.

I guess that’s what Thanksgiving is for, though, right? More Thanksgiving photos

2 thoughts on “The first Thanksgiving”

  1. LTJ and Miss Possible…
    It looked like a perfect Thanksgiving. Now that you know the “secret stuffing” recipe, my vote is next year at your house! Post Thanksgiving was spent back at your favorite haunt, Diva. Peshwari Naan, Nine Vegetable Korma, Chicken Vindaloo and I discovered these wonderful peppered flavored crackers with a plum dip… m’mmmm.

  2. That looks like a beautiful Holiday Table. Wish we there to share it with you.

    Turkey Tip for future reference – (No thermometer needed)
    Basic rule of thumb is 16 minutes per pound for a store bought pre-frozen turkey, and 18 minutes per pound for a fresh killed turkey.

    Gobble Gobble!!!!

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