Thanksgiving Repast










My daughter was the chef for Thanksgiving this year. She did a FABULOUS job!!! The turkey was stuffed with lemons, and with fresh lavender, sage, rosemary and thyme (no parsley! LOL) from the garden. She made a spice rub, and coated the outside and under the skin.

Caramelized corn with mint, mashed potatoes, and sweet potatoes balls, were among the veggies she created.

The sweet potato balls were made with a fresh baked sweet potato, then mashed. She took a giant marshmallow, coated it with mashed sweet potato, and rolled that ball in crushed walnuts. Yum, yum, yum!!!!

All the veggies were home grown - something to be thankful for.

The trifle dessert lacked one thing - a suitable clear glass pedestal bowl to display the concoction! It was made up with my featherweight pound cake, with alternate layers of chocolate pudding, home made whipped cream, and shaved chocolate and chocolate chips. I've had 2 or 3 servings so far, and haven't even cracked open the pies yet!!! This year, the pies were store bought. May have to freeze them for future use!!

We are thankful for our family, our home grown bounty, and another year gone by.......

And, since my daughter was the chef this year, I am the clean up committee, so I had better get cracking!!!!

16 comments:

  1. I wish I had a big bowl of that trifle. LOL And a couple of those sweet potato balls.

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  2. WOW....what a nice meal and how great that your daughter was the cook this year!!!

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  3. O What a lovely meal, Kuddos to your daughter on a very thoughtful meal and lovely presentation. I could taste a bit of trifle about now. This is the first sit down for me all day, but we had great fun with the crowd here.
    Bountiful Blessings to Your Family from Ours, Lennie

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  4. Really lovely and all the more special that your sweet daughter put so much Love and care into preparing such a special feast for the family ...the frosting on the cake being all homegrown too!
    Happy Happy Thanksgiving to all!
    oxo

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  5. Hi Pat~Isn't it nice when the kids take over? The turkey looked wonderful! Blessings:) Jean

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  6. how lovely - I'll have to wait 'til Christmas for my turkey !

    My daughter is becoming a good cook too .

    Thanks for your comments - I'll wait to do a swap as I must make my Christmas cards .... I really must !

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  7. Anita Caldwell SchmitzNovember 27, 2009 at 10:10 AM

    My little Katie is growing up!!!! So proud of her!! That food looked delicious!!! We cooked our first Thanksgiving too, here at the Green Acres Log Cabin! Everyone left with very full bellies, leaving lots of compliments to the master chef (me) and master baker (Randy). Happy Holidays!!!! So excited! Can't wait for it to finally snow in Blairstown!

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  8. What a feast your daughter presented...delicious.
    Any leftovers?

    Don't forget to enter our giveaway!
    TTFN ~Marydon

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  9. Your Thanksgiving feast is making my mouth water. How nice to have a daughter cook for you. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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  10. What an awesome feast! The "stuffed" sweet potato balls- your daughter's invention? Genius! The turkey looks perfect (and sounds like it was stuffed to perfection too!) Is your daughter cooking next year too? You had better book her in advance. She may get requests to cook elsewhere after this post!

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  11. She saw the sweet potato balls on a cooking show - and tweaked the recipe a bit by rolling them in crushed walnuts. I froze a couple for future use!!! LOL

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  12. The fresh herbs and vegetables from your garden sound so so special! How neat for your daughter to be in charge .... not many mom's want to give up their control like that ;)

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  13. Mmmmmmm.........that looks soooo yummy.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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  14. Nice work with the "homegrown" vegetables--that is something we should strive to do next year.

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  15. I love poultry stuffed with herbs and fresh lemons. The taste is refreshing and the moistness of the bird delights the tongue. Your daughter did a fabulous job and the photos made me appreciate the passing of the "torch" to the younger generation in continuing this ceremonial tradition. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

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  16. I was blown away by the lovely sage. I've not seen such gorgeous sage since my bush died a couple of years ago. Seeing the photos simply conjured up that marvelous scent. I'm now quite hungry, too. What a feast. Thanks for sharing it.

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