November 30, 2009

Turkey Turkey All Around

What is there really to say about Thanksgiving?
You eat turkey.
Then the next day you eat some more.
Then, on the third day, you think about something else you can make. (I'll come back to this in another post.)
This year we had Thanksgiving at Mr. Coffee's sister's house. She made the turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and sweet potatoes.
I made the desserts and a couple of side dishes.
Not everything was successful. Also, for some harebrained reason, I forgot to take pictures of some of my finished dishes.
But here's a list anyway.
Turnip greens with turnips, apples, and ham hocks
This was a great dish. The most time-consuming part was washing the greens. Would definitely make this again.
(By the way, this is not the finished dish—in case any of you are puzzled. These were the washed and cut turnip greens and the ham hocks before they went into the pot.)
Pecan Tassies
Easier to divide up than pecan pie. They take longer to make, but its more time-consuming than difficult. A keeper.
Caramel Apple Pie
Have made this recipe before and loved it. However, this time, though I baked it for two (two!) hours, the apples never got soft. Tasted good, but will have to get to the bottom of the apple issue before I make it again.
Tuscan Kale Salad
The hit of the evening. This will show up on my table all winter until Mr. Coffee bans me from making it anymore. Raw kale tossed with a caesar-like dressing and toasted bread crumbs. Delicious! Also a great buffet salad, as you can dress it way ahead of time and it doesn't wilt.

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