"Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. " -Helen Keller

Thursday, November 26, 2009

SHOW AND TELL: Thanksgiving Dinner with the Cruz Family

Welcome to our weekly expedition into the land of Show and Tell. Y'all know Show and Tell is wasted on the elementary schoolers. Join us weekly to show off an item, tell a story, and get the attention of the class. In other words, this is Show and Tell 2.0.

I promised you earlier that I would show off my Thanksgiving feast. I want you to know that I cooked this almost completely by myself. My wonderful hubby was my sous chef on a few items and was my clean up man (a job he excelled at). I truly owe him for the wonderful clean up job he did. It was truly fabulous to come home to a clean kitchen. Instead of dinner for 7, it ended up being dinner for 11. Guess it's a good thing I cooked like I was feeding an army. As I said before, the menu included a scrumptious 20 lb turkey, a delicious 8 lb glazed ham, garlic herb mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, apple-walnut-sausage stuffing, green bean casserole, corn, croissants, caramel apple crunch pie, pumpkin pie, and a cheese cake(the kids asked me to keep it at home). Everything (except the cheesecake) was made from scratch including the pie crusts and the cream soup for the green bean casserole.

turkey straight out of the oven

honey glazed ham sliced and ready to be served

homemade pumpkin pie

caramel crunch apple pie -
after you try this you won't want regular apple pie

The whole spread
starting in bottom left corner - pumpkin pie, ham, caramel apple pie
green bean casserole, gravy, apple-walnut-sausage stuffing
mashed sweet potatoes, turkey (covered in foil), garlic herb mashed potatoes
corn
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To see what everyone else in class is bringing to SHOW AND TELL, take a trip to visit the Miss Mel, Goddess of the Infertility Blogosphere.
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BTW, for anyone who was wondering about the song used in Pink Glove Dance, the song is Down by Jay Sean.

17 comments:

InfertileNaomi said...

That looks so good

Lavender Luz said...

OMG. I am stuffed to the gills and still you have managed to make me salivate.

Mrs. Gamgee said...

mmmmmmmm... that looks great! Especially that carmel apple pie!

Half of a Duo, Raising a Duo said...

Girl you made me HUNGRY!

I cooked much the same...

but yours looks better! Love the pie w/the leaf in the middle. Good idea for next year for me.

Hugs hun!!!!!

Stopping by from SITS, SITSa!

tootertotz said...

That's quite a spread you whipped up~

Thanks for stopping by for show-n-tell and enjoying my poem...it seems like your prep day was much like mine based on all that food you made.

theclam said...

Oh my gosh that sure looks good!

(ICLW)

Beautiful Mess said...

Nice work! It all looks so delicious, I want! Hope the stuffing was DELICIOUS *evil laugh*
*HUGS*

Quiet Dreams said...

Caramel crunch apple pie sounds UH-mazing. Yum.

Laura said...

Your pumpkin pie looks cute with the leaf on top. Nice to have that extra touches. Hope you had great compliments on all your dinner dishes. :)

Dora said...

Sorry I've been such a terrible commenter. I've been meaning to. A very happy belated anniversary!!

Oh my! That food looks scrumptious. I want a piece of that apple pie right now! Although, I'm sure every crumb is gone. How about posting that recipe?

Dora said...

Oh, yeah, and re you're "I've come to realize" post, my bra size is now officially, seriously scary. Went shopping for a nursing bra. My freakish size has to do with my small ribcage and enormous boobs. I was afraid I'd have to have a bra altered, but did find one brand. It's a 34H!! And it was hellishly expensive.

Elizabeth said...

Those pies look especially delicious. I hope you enjoyed a lovely holiday! Best wishes.

Sheliza said...

wow that is some spread!! I know everyone enjoyed and you are in need of a well-deserved break :)

Cara said...

I knew you were a great cook from previous posts, but THAT is an amazing spread. I'm hungry again!!!

battynurse said...

Wow. Those all look very yummy.

MrsSpock said...

We're eating with the Cruz family next year...

Meari said...

One word: Yummy!