It wouldn’t be much of a holiday if I spent it away from my family and on the computer blogging. As a result, I didn’t have time to live blog or live “gram” my activities. However, in the spirit of “better late than never”, I want to say that I hope you had a great thanksgiving and you’re having a safe Black Friday.
I’m not much of a homemaker. In fact, my friends were all chocked that I made so much food to begin with and that it turned out so well. But my husband loves these holiday traditions and I never want him to feel like he’s missing out. The fact that he’s married to a woman who is very busy outside of the home, means that he doesn’t get to see me in the kitchen as often. However, when I go in there, I want to make sure I knock his socks off. So I may have gone a little overboard… but at least we’ll have leftovers for days! Lol
Although the day is over, I’m taking this opportunity to share what was on the menu. Believe it or not, with just 5 days of planning, we were able to put food on the table by 4pm.
- The main event: Rosemary-infused honey glazed turkey. Which was of course the highlight of the day. At least for my husband. Not so much for me because I was the one who had to make it.
- The starch: Potato salad with bacon bits on top
- The greens: Keeping it simple and giving options with steamed green beans & carrots as well as an easy garden salad topped with raspberry vinaigrette
- The “something different”: Scotch eggs
- The pie: bucking tradition and staying away from the sweet, I opted for a savory bacon and scallion tart
- The dessert: sweet potato pudding
It was a busy few days preparing everything, but look at this man’s happy face as he tears into the bird… it was all worth it!
(Let me know if you’re interested in any of the recipes…)