Thanksgiving with Friends Part II: The Feast

Thanksgiving with Friends Part II: The Feast

November 25, 2008

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Now that you’ve seen how pretty the decorations and turkey were, you’re probably wondering about the rest of the food. Well, it was fabulous of course! We started with a little appetizer of little quiche that Libby made. They were so, so good. Bacon and caramelized onion? Yes, please.

And then it was time for the big meal:

Chels’ decadent turkey detailed in the last post. 

Sues’s stuffing. Which is based on a Ina Garten recipe and then tweaked a bit so it was basically Sues’s mom’s stuffing (added carrots, mushrooms, Bells seasoning, and 2 eggs. Didn’t use cranberries). 

Katie made her famous mashed potatoes. 

Sara made amazing whipped chipotle sweet potatoes. They were deliciously sweet, but had an awesome kick from the peppers! 

Such a pretty table:
Nina and Libby filling up their plates.Chels’ shallot-garlic green beans:

Erin’s Cranberry Crunch, which was unlike any cranberry sauce we had ever had. But so good that it might become a staple in all of our households from now on: 

Katie’s sweet glazed carrots: 

Sues’s fully loaded plate: 

Chels and Sues enjoying the meal: 

After all that food, we needed a palate cleanser. Katie made a cranberry sorbet, which was seriously AMAZING. It tasted exactly like fresh cranberries and was so nice and refreshing. And look how pretty it is:

And then of course it was pie time! Missy made an oreo pie, Sara made a rum raisin apple pie and a pumpkin pie and Sues made a cranberry apple pie with oatmeal cookie crust:
Sara’s rum raisin apple pie was a really good change from the typical apple. If you make it yourself, keep in mind Sara used 1/3 cup of rum (because more rum equals better) and 1/2 cup of golden raisins:

Sues’s Cranberry Apple Pie from Recipe Girl: 

In addition to the pies, Sues made turkey cake pops based on the amazing Bakerella’s. Yes, Bakerella’s are a million times better, but Sues is still getting the technique down:

The poor turkeys got a but decapitated on the way over. This is not a good transportable dessert!

But Katie still enjoyed her turkey cake pop, with one leg missing and one feather remaining. Aww:


Happy Thanksgiving to all of our readers! If you want any of the recipes not linked to this post, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail and let us know.

[Sues and Chels]

And stay tuned tomorrow when we announce the winner of the Tres Ladies t-shirt contest!!

11 Responses to "Thanksgiving with Friends Part II: The Feast"

  1. Katelin says:

    seriously i am drooling just reading over this post, all of that food looks amazing. i love it. nice job ladies!

  2. susan says:

    You have put my pre-Thanksgiving meals to shame – everything looks amazing.

  3. Darius T. Williams says:

    What – no invitation for me?

    *pouting*

    -DTW
    http://www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

  4. Lily says:

    That spread looks amazing! Nice job!!! You two should put together a cookbook…

  5. Louise at Livin Local says:

    Sweet potatoes AND chipolte?! What a grand plan … can’t wait to give this little number a whirl!

  6. Rob @ I Love Substance says:

    everything looks amazing.

  7. Kevin says:

    Look at all of that tasty food! Happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Julie Q says:

    you ladies know how to do a thanksgiving!! Everything looks amazing

  9. Shannalee || Food Loves Writing says:

    WOW what a feast! Everything looks incredible!

  10. Mark says:

    Ok seriously, can I get an invite to the next one??

  11. Alya says:

    YUUUUUUUMM!!! I would fly all the way over the Atlantic to feast on this!

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