Extra: Thanksgiving Dinner 2012

Extra: Thanksgiving Dinner 2012

After weeks of preparation, I had successfully hosted a Thanksgiving dinner party! That should go on my resume as a skill. Even though it was a lot of work, I really did enjoy every bit of it – from picking table cloths to hunting for the perfect recipes. The food was absolutely delicious and it was an perfect evening to spend with family and friends.

We had a snack table set up shortly after breakfast with cheese and crackers, cured meats from Little Italy, olives, and grapes. And then, of course, there was the booze (a lot of it). Our friend Ian brought over a great bottle of bourbon – brewed right here in Brooklyn – called Widow Jane. He also brought another malt scotch whisky called Ardbeg from the Isle of Islay in Scotland. On the table, there was also this really good hard cider that Adam bought from the Fort Greene market called Bad Seed, which is a local cider from the Hudson Valley. And then... there was the Hennessy.

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While Adam mastered the turkey I was busy cooking all the trimmings. Our 10 pound turkey ended up taking a little longer than we thought but that was a-okay because it gave us more time to enjoy watching football. Check out the fancy little menu and the amazing line-up :) Also check out these recipes you can try to make next year – Italian Sausage Stuffing, Green Beans and Walnuts with Lemon Vinaigrette, Corn Bread Pudding, Sweet-and-Tart Cranberry Sauce.

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So happy that we got to finish off our meal with a Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie from Baked in Brooklyn, and the famous (blueberry) crumb cake from Carlo's Bakery in Hoboken, thanks to Ian and Petra!

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