As Xani described in our teaser Thanksgiving post, we had quite a meal planned for this year's Turkey Day. I think, of all the things we made, only one dish was something we've made before: our beloved Grandma Irma's mashed potatoes. (For you grammar nerds, "beloved" in this case is modifying both our grandmother and the potatoes.) For the other, new dishes, we had some great successes and some moderate successes. No failures, in our opinion. We were certainly full by the end, but the multi-course meal allowed us to have some time between courses and enjoy each dish, and each other. I think we toasted with every course (and every new cocktail/type of wine) - l'chaim!
As a refresher, here was the menu:
And now, enjoy the meal and its preparation through a series of pictures:
|Brussels sprouts mise en place: shallot, garlic, capers, anchovies (walnuts and sprouts not pictured)|