Happy Early Thanksgiving!

Happy early Thanksgiving, everyone!  I’m doing my Thanksgiving dinner today because my mom (and aunts) will be going to Laos on Tuesday so they’ll miss Thanksgiving so I decided to do it before my mom left.  It’s going to be a delicious dinner!  My rosemary garlic turkey is roasting away in the rotisserie, the dinner rolls are rising, the baked ravioli is waiting to be baked, and so the the stuffing.  The only cooking I have to do left is the roasted rosemary potatoes, mashed potatoes, and bake everything in a timely manner.  The turkey always smells and looks amazing.  I will update later, when everything is done cooking.

Update–I.  Can’t.  Move.  From.  The.  Couch.  Sooo tired.  Everything was REALLY good–especially the freshly baked rolls.  I’m never going to buy dinner rolls every again–just frozen bread dough.  : )  Everyone left, it’s just Chong (watching football) and me, blogging.  So on with the pictures.

Turkey roasting

 

Turning…

 

Turning….

 

Resting

 

Chong’s work (this was his first time carving a turkey)

 

Turkey breasts

 

Dinner rolls rising

 

Brushed w/milk and sprinkled w/sesame seeds

 

Freshly baked

 

Extremely good dinner rolls!

 

Sausage stuffing

 

Beefy ravioli bake

 

Close-up

 

Mashed potatoes (gravy not shown)


 

I LOVE PEAS!

 

Hot pepper sauce

I’m quite proud of myself and Chong.  We managed to prep a lot last night, which made cooking today so much easier.  The turkey was a lot better than last year–a rotisserie turkey never fails–and the gravy turned out good.  The best part was the dinner rolls.  I can’t stop raving about them.  I bought frozen bread dough, let 3 loaves defrost, then shaped them into 8 dinner rolls, let them rise for a few hours, brushed with milk and sprinkled with sesame seeds and baked to a golden deliciousness.  They were really soft and OH SO GOOD!  I’m definitely making these a Thanksgiving–and any other day–tradition.  For dessert, we had pumpkin pie, Dutch apple pie, and homemade rice krispies, which are not pictured.

So now that Thanksgiving is over, it’s time to think about Christmas.  Actually, I’ve already planned out what I’m doing for Christmas.  I’m doing a breakfast buffet (menu not finalized yet) and HOT POT for lunch!  Yah!  I’ll finally get my hot pot.  So exicted!  Well, I’m off to spend some well deserved quality rest time with Chong.  Good night!

 

 

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2 comments so far

  1. Babygirl on

    Enjoy and have a wonderful time!

    • adoseofmee on

      Thanks. Everyone had a great time and we have a ton of food left. Gonna be eating leftover for a while.


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