Thanksgiving 2017

My dad and I always work together to prepare the Thanksgiving dinner!  I am in charge of appetizers, some sides, and dessert.  This year, we hosted a small group of friends and family.  I decided to make a chocolate bourbon pecan pie, pumpkin pie,  date caramel and a huge apple crisp.

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Barley sticking his nose up to see if he can get any scraps!

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Making pies the day before.

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Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie from Baked – the best pecan pie around!

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Thanksgiving socks

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Pumpkin bread and a big pot of oatmeal for breakfast.  With the this we also ate fresh apples and pears and homemade date caramel.

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Barley ready for Thanksgiving!

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Kale ready for Thanksgiving!

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Preparing appetizers

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Thanksgiving joke-teller

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Our cheese board – consisting of Lawrenceville Jack and Abruzze Jawn from Cherry Grove Farm, as well a cherry/apricot covered goat cheese log.

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Topping the homemade hummus with everything spices.

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Baguette topped with salted ricotta and a Brussels sprouts, cranberry, and nut mixture!

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The menu for the night.  Desserts were on the back and I forgot to add the whole wheat skillet cornbread to the menu (last minute addition)

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The turkey!

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Thanksgiving trivia

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Whole roasted herb cauliflower.

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The table – clockwise starting from top left – mushroom gravy, cranberry sauce, herb roasted cauliflower, oat streusel topped yams, cornbread stuffing, garlic green beans, and a simple salad.

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A big bowl of cacio e pepe pasta with bucatini

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Filling our plates with delicious food.

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Tori managed to snap a picture of her plate before she dug in.

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Lea made a pumpkin nut roll with cream cheese icing!

For dessert we also ate pumpkin pie, chocolate bourbon pecan pie, a huge apple crisp, and date caramel.  I also made cappuccinos or espressos for everyone.

Spending time with family and eating wonderful food is my favorite thing to do! Happy Thanksgiving!  Now it is time to put up the Christmas tree…….

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