|Pretty autumn table for two.
|The star of the show. It was the smallest whole turkey
I could find. We'll be eating leftovers all weekend.
|Broccoli salad with broccoli, shredded carrots,
red onions, walnuts, and dried cranberries mixed with a
creamy, slightly sweet coleslaw dressing.
This picture of the baked macaroni and cheese I made doesn't do it justice. This is a sinful recipe. There are literally pounds of cheese, butter, whole milk, eggs, and pasta all baked to a rich, golden, bubbling mass of decadent lusciousness. I call it a heart attack in a pan. We only eat this once or twice a year for that reason.
|Husband's favorite: deviled eggs.
Required at all holiday meals. And homemade
cranberry sauce is mandatory when there's turkey!
Isn't that pretty? Those are two dessert dishes of Watergate salad. It's a light side dish/dessert that consists of pistachio pudding, crushed pineapple, mini marshmallows, Cool Whip, and pecans. It may sound strange, but it's actually delicious and a vintage holiday recipe in the South. I also made a pecan pie and a chocolate pudding pie.
It was a great meal, and a fun and relaxing way to spend Thankgiving. Late in the evening we took Ginger for a cold, starlit walk (which we needed after all that food!) and then I cracked open a bottle of champagne. It was a perfect day.