With about 20 guests to feed this year, I made two big turkeys, my usual salt rub and a South African spiced turkey. I extended my table and added a portable one and ran out of enough chairs for everyone. I invited some friends, my brother invited some friends, and it just grew into a full house. Not a bad first Thanksgiving to welcome the new house.
The two turkeys took a little finesse to fit into the oven at once.
All the way in the back, there's the Baked Ziti with Zucchini I brought to my cousin's pre-Thanksgiving dinner. The usual Homemade Turkey Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, and Stovetop stuffing. The Sinosouls brought homemade butternut squash soup with lemongrass cream. Yum! Must try to make that at some point.
My usual Salt Rub and Butter Turkey.
South African Turkey Rub with Basil, Garlic, and Smoked Paprika.
So moist and delicious.
Gan Xay Ga Tay (Vietnamese Turkey Liver Pate). What makes it Vietnamese? Fish sauce, of course!
Corn Sauteed with Bacon and Green Onions.
Brussels Sprouts Sauteed with Bacon.
I made a Mashed Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato recipe back in 2008 and wanted to try another purple sweet potato recipe. So when Gourmet Pigs requested candied yams, which I scoffed at, and suggested making it with purple sweet potatoes, Candied Okinawan Purple Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Topping, I was totally on board. How did this not occur to me before?
I also made a Okinawan Purple Sweet Potato Pie.
Ready to dig in?
A little of everything on my plate. The middle '87 brought homemade green bean casserole.
Evening lighting was really bad and this was my best attempt to capture the purple of the Okinawan purple sweet potato pie. I still need to tweak with the recipe because this was a little more dense than I'd like.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hope you're surrounded with family and friends and loved ones.
New recipes served this Thanksgiving:
Brussels Sprouts Sauteed with Bacon
Candied Okinawan Purple Sweet Potatoes with Marshmallow Topping
Corn Sauteed with Bacon and Green Onions
Gan Xay Ga Tay (Vietnamese Turkey Liver Pate)
Italian Baked Ziti with Ground Turkey, Sausage, and Zucchini
South African Turkey Rub with Basil, Garlic, and Smoked Paprika
1 year ago today,
2 years ago today,
3 years ago today, Orange Juice Brown Sugar Turkey Brine.
4 years ago today, The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens (Rose Garden) (Spring) - San Marino.
5 years ago today, the best turkey recipe ever -- Salt Rub and Butter Turkey.
6 years ago today, Pumpkin Cream Penne with Italian Sausage.