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
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
Soft Herb Rolls
Artichoke Parmesan Sourdough Dressing (stuffing that’s not stuffed into the turkey)
Susan’s Famous Cranberry Relish with Orange, Apple, & Walnuts
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…)
We’re happy to share recipes if anyone’s interested.