November 28, 2008

Our Ultimate Thanksgiving
Once again Jon and I enjoyed an intimate Thanksgiving Day together at home with our dog, Nico. We took a snowy walk through the woods in the afternoon, then watched a martial arts flick after dinner. We tried some new recipes this year and everything was delicious.

The highlight of our feast was Oven-roasted Turkey Breast with Leeks and Cornbread Stuffing, a recipe I saw on an episode of Tyler Florence's Ultimate Turkey Dinner on the Food Network. (I chose to make the cornbread from scratch.) We also made Tyler's Grainy Mustard Mashed Potatoes, which were fabulous! (I chose to leave in the garlic.) These dishes were accompanied by homemade dinner rolls, roasted Brussels sprouts and garlic, turkey gravy, and Jon's favorite... a can of Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce.

For dessert I made my very first Sweet Potato Pie. The recipe was simple to make and the results were perfect. I read that sweet potato pie is a favorite of President-Elect Barack Obama, so I voted for a change from the usual pumpkin pie... it turned out to be a pretty sweet choice. Happy Thanksgiving 2008!