Scenes From Thanksgiving 2013

Thanksgiving dinner

We celebrated Thanksgiving day with Jeff's family at his parents' house, and I made sage-roasted butternut squash and a cheesecake topped with cranberry curd and a bittersweet chocolate drizzle.

Sage-roasted butternut squashCheesecake with cranberry curd

On Saturday, Jeff and I hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our house (with lots of help from family). It was our first Thanksgiving in our new house, which we've been in for almost a year now, and I think it was a success. Hosting was much less stressful than I thought it would be, but I also made a bunch of stuff ahead and stayed on top of the prep work. Here are some scenes from our dinner.

Thanksgiving tableThanksgiving place setting

Thanksgiving decor

Salad platter for Thanksgiving
Make-your-own-salad: field greens, pears, dried cherries and cranberries, blueberries,
goat cheese, gorgonzola, pepitas, and balsamic dressing
Pomegranate-mint relish, olives, and pickles

Cornbread and buttermilk dinner rollsPumpkin-cranberry-pecan twists

Thanksgiving turkey
The turkey

Plated Thanksgiving turkeySausage stuffing
Plated turkey and Dad's stuffing with sausage, apple, and dried cranberries and cherries

Mom's mashed potatoes
Mom's mashed potatoes (wouldn't be Thanksgiving without them)

Sauteed brussels sproutsTurnip

CornSpinach gratin
Brussels sprouts, turnip, corn, and spinach gratin

Butternut squash with brown sugarButternut squash with sage
Butternut squash two ways: mashed with butter, brown sugar, and maple syrup and sage-roasted

Thanksgiving dinner
My plate, with a little of everything

Deconstructed pumpkin pie

Thanksgiving dessert spread
Dessert: deconstructed pumpkin pie, apple pie with streusel topping, cranberry granitaapple cider caramels, vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and pomegranate seeds
And one of the world's best nephews!

How was your Thanksgiving? I hope you had good food and great times with friends and family!

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