28 November 2008

My First Thanksgiving

Never before have I attempted to cook a Thanksgiving dinner. I would always go to either my parents' house or my in-laws'. But this year, I stayed home. I found a good recipe from goodhousingkeeping.com and got to work!

Chopping up the ingredients

I bought this beautiful turkey at Smiths. This 14 lbs turkey was only $6! (Because I made a $25 purchase and used my Fresh Values Card.)
I made "
Roast Turkey with Wild Mushroom Gravy"

I made my mother's "Creamy Potato Casserole"
I made "Kate's Rosemary Mashed Potatoes and Yams"
Ramsey made home-made rolls and pumpkin cheesecake pies!
The feast!
Aerial view =)
Ramsey carving the turkey

The participants of the feast (Ramsey, Vanessa, Mark, Kevin, Uniti, Sadira)

Well it was a success! Everyone agreed it was the best they had! Maybe I'll do it again.

Sadira made this fort while I was sleeping off the turkey. Call me "Vampira."


  1. Wow, Ness, that looks AMAZING!! Wish we had been there! Maybe we will be next year!!

  2. Way to go Vanessa! Looks delicious and I bet tasted even better. I came across a new recipe this year for an artichoke/mushroom/sourdough bread stuffing that is the most requested recipe in Sunset Magazine over the past 25 years. It was sooooo good! Bill wants it so once I get it typed up or scanned I'll send it on to you to try sometime. You can serve it anytime or w/ chicken or whatever.

  3. That turkey looks so good! My mouth is seriously watering just from seeing the picture of it.

  4. I must say, I'm impressed! Didn't know you had it in you.