Saturday, October 11, 2008 in food, Sunday Dinner

happy thanksgiving!

Happy Fhanksgiving!

Mom and Carl are here and we’ve unloaded the truck, sorted through all the stuff (sent back what we don’t want…) taken Mom into town shopping, chopped all the veggies, made fabric pumpkins for the centerpiece, and… I dunno. I think they are playing on the Wii and watching Shrek 3.

The pots are bubbling away on the stove, and I just glazed the ham. I’m at the spot where I have a ten to fifteen minute lull and then I can drain, mash, and present. The menu? Well, I know you are on the edge of your seat waiting.

A boneless cooked ham
Apricot glaze

Take 1/2 cup apricot jam, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1.5 tablespoons vinegar (cider if you have it), 1 tsp mustard power and 1/2 tsp cloves. Mix and heat in saucepan. Pour over ham 15 minutes before it is done and finish baking uncovered

Carrots and turnips, cooked together and mashed
Mashed potatoes
fresh green beans
brown sugar baked squash

quarter and gut a buttercup squash, place in baking pan. bake for a half hour or so. add a small knob of butter and a couple spoons of brown sugar to hollowed out bits. Finish baking. when done, use a large spoon to scrape it all off into a bowl, squash included, leaving skins behind.

Mom also brought potato stuffing (which I have to get the recipe for AGAIN and put it in my blog this time) and pumpkin pie for dessert.

Edit: pics!
Thanksgiving dinner

Comments

  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you, too. Your dinner looks great. We are having a potluck thanksgiving at a friend’s tomorrow. She’s got some capons (roosters that sing soprano, lol) and will do stuffing and potatoes. Another friend is bringing salad and appetizers. We are bringing a large (homegrown) butternut squash and a pumpkin pie (also homegrown and homemade) and maybe some green veg. It’ll be fun.

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  2. Sounds good, maybe another year when I can afford to travel. I would leave the cooking to the experts though.