Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving 2011 was the first year I had ever cooked the entire meal myself. I did ton of prep and made as much ahead of time as possible. It was a challenge but ultimately, it was a great experience and very rewarding.

My mother-in-law created a beautiful and festive tablescape with her gorgeous china.


Recipe Recap of the Meal:
Sourdough Boule (plain and seeded)
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Mashed Potatoes
Brussel Srouts with Shallots and Pancetta
Brined Turkey


Recipe Recap of the Desserts:
Classic Pecan Pie
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Congo Bars


And you all know what the best thing is. A fridge full of leftovers (and other goodies from our trip such as Yuengling and Frank Pepe’s):


Author: Domestocrat

I'm a lady who enjoys photography, football, cooking, long drives with the windows down, This American Life, kettlecorn, hot yoga, pop punk, my nephews, my cat Reggie, and my home: Boston.

4 thoughts

  1. Happy (after) Thanksgiving! Everything looks delicious – from the table to the leftovers! I read your preparations and I KNOW the meal was amazing!

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