Happy Day After Thanksgiving

It was a small gathering, just Judy and I and the boys, plus Danny’s girlfriend Beckee for part of the day.

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Judy feels strongly about making a fairly traditional Thanksgiving meal, including sage stuffing cooked both inside and outside the bird.

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Everyone pitched in, which made for a relaxing day.

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The feast is ready: turkey, stuffing, cranberries, sweet potatoes, brussel sprouts, and fruit salad. Plus banana cream pie for dessert.

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The guest of honor. Actually, we forgot to take a picture of the bird in its full glory when it first came out of the oven. So in this picture, the obscured half has mostly been carved away. Take my word for it, though, it was a very fine turkey. Judy tried something new, pouring beer into the roasting pan.

We had a quiet but happy Thanksgiving. I hope it was a joyful holiday for you and your family as well.

28 Comments on “Happy Day After Thanksgiving”

    • The recipe I saw called for cider, but said you could also use beer. I had beer (some of which was nonalcoholic). I had to use several bottles – it kept evaporating. Eventually I put a heavy cookie sheet under the roasting pan to keep the bottom of the pan from being so hot. I think it helped keep the bird moist, but who knows. I didn’t follow most of the recipe, just took this one idea.

  1. Sorry that I’m too late to wish you a happy Thanksgiving, Jason!
    Your Thanksgiving menu sounds very delicious. There is no Thanksgiving in Germany, maybe you know, but usually, to please my husband, I would prepare some kind of bird, not turkey, but maybe duck. But he is still in Japan, so I decided to make only pumpkin soup for me and my son.

  2. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. It looks like you had quite the feast. We do a traditional meal too. The family likes a little change up in the veggies. This year I made a sweet potato casserole instead of straight sweet potatoes. Everyone liked it. They ate more of the sweet potatoes this way. I will probably do that again since it is so easy. We also have fruit salads for Thanksgiving. What we call Waldorf Salad and a Cranberry/orange salad. MMMmmmm good. Gosh I can’t be hungry, can I?? All this talk of food is making me hungry.??

  3. What a wonderful thanksgiving feast – a very happy Thanksgiving to both you and Judy! We don’t have a large family either and a leisurely, relaxed day of making/eating food and hanging out with everyone is what I most enjoy when it comes to holiday entertaining.

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