What a day. We had quite a spread. I mentioned in a previous post that my family gathers with extended loved ones at my sister’s house for our Thanksgiving meal. It was wonderful this year. Lots of food and laughs.
The food I took, Winter Squash Rolls, Maple Nut Squash and Apples, and Black Bottom Banana Cream Pie all turned out wonderfully.
And there were sweet and dill pickles, stuffed celerey and olives to munch on while we waited for the meal to be finished. (And the turkey skin lovers munched on some of that while they waited).
We had 3 turkeys, two fried and one roasted. Everyone has their favorite kind. All three were carved by my mom, the official turkey carver.
We had lots of sides, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, stuffing, green bean casserole and my squash and apples.
Of course we had gravy. We had the Jalapeño Cranberry Sauce Hubby made a few weeks ago. It has been in our refrigerator since then and was very spicy as a result. It got rave reviews. And we also had New Mexico Red Chile sauce. Having this as a gravy for potatoes, turkey, stuffing, etc. is a New Mexico tradition, and I have never been to a New Mexico Thanksgiving where it was absent. It is similar to the sauce used to make Stacked New Mexico Red Chile Enchiladas, a recipe I will share someday (I shared the Red Chile Enchilada Casserole already).
And we had a pie table, which included 5 pumpkin pies, my 3 black bottom banana cream pies (one of them I had frozen from last Sunday, it didn’t turn out well, I don’t recommend freezing it), and a plate of chocolate peppermint cookies.
If that’s not enough to fill a crowd, I don’t know what is.
But is wasn’t enough. My sister’s nephew turned 2 yesterday, so we had a birthday piñata (complete with candy for all of the kids) and cupcakes.
What is your TGD like? I made up a little survey just for fun.
My family has a lot of fun together. The conversation is always fun too. Here’s part of a conversation I overheard:
My neice, “Only in America would we follow up the national day of remembering all of the things we’re thankful we have with a day of rushing to get all the things we still want.”
Her aunt.”Only now we have put it all into one day, we don’t even have to wait.”
An hour later they were gathered together in the living room with a huge spread of Black Friday papers, deciding which stores to hit first.
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