I used a little bit of nature for the place card holders. Remember the persimmons that I picked the other day? :) They were a perfect color I thought.
Time to start making the stuffing ...............
This is my very favorite stuffing mix!! I always get greedy and buy two bags to make more later, I love it that much!
Potatoes hanging out in the hot tub, waiting to be cooked up and mashed...
My little kitchen helper, snapping beans for me.
Some treats before dinner, with some champagne. I didn't take a picture of my turkey, because I had a slight malfunction. I relied on a probe that we bought, that read the temperature as ready, and in fact it was not. Luckily the breast meat was done, and juicy, so I put the rest back in the oven. This is the second year that this has happened to me, and there are some things that I will be doing next year, so this doesn't happen again!
On the menu this year, was the traditional with little flavor twists. I'm most proud of the sweet potatoes. I used a mexican sugar called piloncillo. The recipe is from a cook book, from my favorite Mexican restaurant, that I have blogged on here about (Doña Tomas). Every time they serve this at the restaurant, we are all in heaven. I decided to make these and everyone loved them. The green beans, had caramelized shallots, crispy prosciutto, toasted almonds, lemon zest. Homemade cranberry relish is always a must, I love it so much. Yummy stuffing, and the good old mashed potatoes enriched with cream, butter, and milk.
The young lovely ladies
New friends and old ones....Make for a very nice evening .
Our guests brought this beautiful pear tart....
Of course there had to be pumpkin pie as well, and like all my Thanksgiving posts, this is where we end for the night.
I hope everyone had a lovely day with their friends and family.