We are very proud to report a very successful feast last night.  Twenty-three satisfied diners, and all were sent home with leftovers, which made it possible to squeeze the still-remaining leftovers into two refrigerators.  (We had a little difficulty gauging how much 23 people might eat…)

While the turkey took a bit longer to cook than expected (throwing the proverbial spanner in the works with regards to the oven schedule), it turned out wonderfully moist with a beautifully crisp skin.  

This was by far our grandest effort in the kitchen, and it felt pretty great that it went so well.


The 2008 Turkey Day Menu:

Uncle William’s Famous Clam Chowder, courtesy of Uncle William

Roast Turkey

Cider & Honey Glazed Ham

Roast Pig, courtesy of Cheung Hing in SF

Pan Fried Noodles, courtesy of Cheung Hing in SF

Smoked Salmon with Capers, courtesy of Uncle Tailey & Aunt Patty

Broccoli with Beef, courtesy of Uncle Tailey & Aunt Patty

Spinach Salad with Persimmons and Pecans

Green Salad

Soft Herb Rolls

Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Dressing (stuffing that’s not stuffed into the turkey)

Susan’s Famous Cranberry Relish with Orange, Apple, & Walnuts

Turkey Gravy

Cider Glazed Root Veggies (Carrots, Parsnips, & Rutabaga)

Sweet Potato Spears with Bacon Viniagrette

Seared Green Beans

Apple Brown Betty

Pecan Pie, courtesy of Trader Joe’s (secret’s out…)

Ice Cream


We’re happy to share recipes if anyone’s interested.


~ by ... on 29 November 2008.

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