the mister and i agreed that because i put in so much work, that i could count everything i made for thanksgiving as one meal ~ # six.
that means i am half way finished with my resolution, haha sad, only one month to go & six more meals. eek scary, but i will do it dang it!
ok soo here's what i made for turkey day. i give myself props because it was all from scratch. :)
#1 ~ pecan pie (cam's favorite). ever since i made the first one for him, he swears it's the best pecan pie he's ever had... yay! it's the third one i have made him, so i am getting a little more comfortable making it. i still need to work on making the crust look pretty :)
#2 ~ cheesecake chocolate brownies. (since i don't like pies!) these didn't turn out like i wanted. i think it was the chocolate. i'm pretty particular about my chocolate! oh, and i almost forgot... i had no idea what in the world i was doing in the second picture. the mister and i collaborated on what we THOUGHT was the right way to melt the chocolate, and thanks to a few friends posting their thanksgiving prep on facebook... i saw that it was right. :)
sorry forgot to take a "finished" photo. :) maybe it was because my brownies weren't done until 10:30p on thanksgiving "eve".
#3 ~ stuffed mushrooms. so glad one of my best friends, who i call pank ~ (check out her blog), gave me this recipe last year. they are one of my favorite parts of turkey day now. :) the stuffing for this recipe is the only thing i didn't make from scratch, it was from a box, but i did add smashed mushroom stems and garlic & onion powder to make it my own!
#4 ~ homemade stuffing. i have to say, i was completely disappointed with the recipe i pulled. the ingredient proportions seemed to be WAY off. i did what i could to try and adjust, but in the end i was really, really sad with how it turned out! next year, i am going to find a family or friend recipe possibly, because this one was no bueno. no finished picture due to my sadness. :(
#5 ~ cheese ball. :) ok so i made it so fast, there was no time for pictures of the steps. but p.s. this is my favorite picture that i took! so glad i was able to use my starfish dish for the crackers, and my little seashell spreader, and of course the fish dish that the cheese ball is sitting on. *also can you tell the difference between our kitchen lighting and our living/dining room. floor to ceiling windows... love*
the mister made the turkey, corn, mashed potatoes, and gravy so we really did have a giant feast. pretty funny since it was just the two of us, but it was all delicious.
isn't the turkey pretty??? the mister did good with his plating. :)
ok so i guess here's a shot of the stuffing ~ BOO.
at the end of the day, we had an AMAZING meal. i'm still a sickling, so i couldn't dive face first into everything like i wanted, but i did manage small portions of everything except the potatoes/gravy & pie. not sure if i have ever mentioned it, but i don't like potatoes in any form. fries, tater tots, mashed, etc. no thank you! i will only eat potato chips if they are super salty like baked lays... or they have something to hide that gross potato taste! :) i know it's weird... especially from a midwest girl.
p.s. there was a slight mix up ~ i will be featured monday, november 29th over at simply sunshine and daisys :) so check it out!
all images by jenna @ a little blue