I've finally emerged from my Thanksgiving day, Apple Pie food coma and can recap the wonderful birthday/Thanksgiving holiday. In a nutshell it was great. For the first time ever I made 2 new recipes. Our family has NEVER been very adventurous when it comes to Thanksgiving day... traditional is what we are. Turkey, mashed potatoes (I do make real - this one day), gravy (from a jar, but enhanced), stuffing (of the StoveTop box variety), steamed green beans, rolls and that's it. Nothing fancy, nothing adventurous - but yummy nonetheless. But this year I jumped right out of my comfort zone and made 2 new recipes... Tortilla chip chorizo stuffing, for which I actually MADE my own bread crumbs and Whiskey-glazed sweet potatoes with apples. Both were DELISH! Definite keepers with a few tweaks. The stuffing was really good, but not the right flavor profile for Thanksgiving, but would be really good with a pork loin or something along those lines.
Everyone pitched in, Art and Karen did potatoes, Brenna did green beans and table setting, so it wasn't even stressful. Then a rousing game of Pictionary, in which the boys actually won and the evening was complete.