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Sunday, December 03, 2006

After Turkey

We've been very thankful! Thankful it's all over! Ha!

Well to be honest, it nice and short and you get to visit and it's kind of fun. We try to squeeze both families in one weekend. This year we went to Virginia to my parents the earlier part of the week. We had turkey and regular ham and Smithfield Country ham (which to this writer/cook/eater is undisputable the best ham in the world), green beans, collard greens, butter beans, boiled potatoes, scalloped potatoes, dressing, baked apples and apple turnovers. That's all I can remember. Oh, and Parker House rolls.

Then we came back to Carolina and took in the in-laws, from Norfolk, Virginia Beach and Chevy Chase MD. We made Venison Bourginon for dinner on Friday night with hand made pasta, bread and a salad, neglecting to tell anyone it was venison, to see if anyone caught it. No one did.

We cooked Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday, after a breakfast of pumpkin muffins (new recipe) and banana walnut chocolate chip bread we started on lunch. We had a big turkey, cornbread dressing, gravy, rice, butter beans, pick-eyed purple hull peas, cranberry apple relish (recipe is one the website and it is a must try recipe of Diane's), Parker House Rolls, a salad, a French Apple tart (new recipe)
and a crust less sweet potato pie.

I sent all of the leftovers home with people except the turkey which was still simmering away when the last of them left on Monday, after we went to see the big Monet exhibit at NC Museum of Art.

We have had turkey hash, turkey tetraziti (ha, a new coined name for turkey tetrazini over ziti) and turkey pot pie. I am making Turkey noodle soup for tomorrow, where I am helping a friend at the Boylan Heights Art walk and we'll be outside all afternoon and it's supposed to be a bit nippy. By the way, check out Tina's website. Motley Critters She makes wonderful whimsical animals. If you are an animal lover, you will love her stuff. She'll do commission work as well and will ship it to you!

We were out of town one day and we had pizza another (yes, made from scratch). And we're finally starting to get greens from the garden: spinach, kale, turnips, pak choy, etc. I can make a me


  • At 10:39 PM, Blogger Jann said…

    What would we do without turkey-or, leftover turkey?


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