Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to the who blogging world, food or personal or otherwise! This year I'm thankful for my continued relationship with my family and especially my friends, who have been there for me in more situations than I can name. I'm thankful my 16 1/2 year old Maltese puppy is still alive, though she almost passed away in May. And I'm thankful that Boyfriend has gotten a new car so I could stop riding around in his old one.

Even though my parents are in Taiwan to see my dad's parents, I'm still making Thanksgiving dinner for Boyfriend and Brother. And a few other friends are joining us, who are not able to spend today with their families. Tis the start of the holiday season, and the only holiday I'm getting with Boyfriend this year - he is going to be in Boston to see his family from December 18 through Janurary 5th. Ask me out while he's out!

Thanksgiving Dinner for the Lonely:
Cider-Brined Turkey with Sage (13.5 lbs!)
Ms Cubbinsons Cornbread Stuffing with Mushrooms
Sweet Potatoes with Candied Pecans and Marshmallows
Curry Roasted Broccoli and Cauliflower
Creamed Corn
Mashed Potatoes
Ocean Spray Jellied Cranberry Sauce (canned)
Homemade Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Cream Pie

Oh did I mention I'm making all of the above myself? Boyfriend is working and Brother is at home playing either (1) Uncharted or (2) Starcraft 2. What are you doing/eating for Thanksgiving? Or what did you do/eat for Thanksgiving, depending on when this post is read.


  1. Why have canned cranberry sauce when you're making your own?! The Kikkoman soy sauce brine was absolutely perfect for the Luna turkey this year. I did a garlic powder, yellow mustard powder, ginger powder & peppercorn medley rub before putting the bird in the oven. Wish I could have tasted your turkey, it sounds delicious.

  2. I'm a HUGE fan of canned cranberry jelly. Not that I don't love homemade, but there's just something about the squiggly glob with the can lines in it that makes me so happy. And it tastes great too.

    Your dinner sounds delish. Hope your turkey day was stupendous!