Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner @ Home

13 Nov

Yesterday Luis and I had a Pre-Thanksgiving dinner with our friends.  Here are snaps from the day before and the day of the dinner.

Making pumpkin and sweet potato chowder.

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Making pumpkin apple butter.

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Making green bean casserole.

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Making stuffing.

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Making dessert in a jar (it’s a southern thing), and makes it an easy to-go dessert just in case you ran out of room.  Chocolate pudding, pumpkin, crumbled graham crackers with marshmallows on top that tastes even better when they are toasted or torched.

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 There were some other items that I made, but didn’t take pictures of, like the cranberry sauce, my refreshing side dish of cucumbers and red onions, corn bread soufflé, and rolls.

We had our dinner outside in the cool crisp air.  Perfect weather for frying a turkey.

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Hoki made us a traditional Thanksgiving appetizer of eel with a fried egg on top.  Haha, just kidding.

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The soup seemed to be everyone’s favorite.  Hoki and I agreed that we could eat it on a weekly basis and perfect for the cold weather.

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Then it was turkey frying time.

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By the time the turkey was done, we all dug into it and I forgot to take a picture.  No worries, I took one today while we had leftovers for lunch.

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I am beat!  It was a nice night, but lots of work.  I have done nothing today but sit on my couch and relax.  Oh lazy Sunday, how I love you, and I love you more with all the yummy leftovers.

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One Response to “Pre-Thanksgiving Dinner @ Home”

  1. Melanie Duffy November 13, 2011 at 6:28 pm #

    You have really outdone yourself with this meal……good job! And pretty, too!

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