Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful Thanksgiving with friends and family!!!  It's a quiet day at home for Tim and I.  We still cooked up a feast and ate in the dining room.

Smoked Turkey Breast
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Doni's Cranberry Sauce

We brined the turkey breast in this brine, used a local rub and smoked it in the smoker.  It was moist and delicious!  Michael Symon's stuffing is unlike any I've ever tried before.  The addition of the juice of an orange and the zest adds an interesting flavor.  We liked the stuffing but I think if I make it again, I would just a little less orange.  Doni's Cranberry Sauce is the recipe of my son's girlfriend's mother.  We enjoyed it when celebrating Thanksgiving with everyone a couple of years ago and it's now my go to recipe for Cranberry Sauce. 

I can't comment on the bread pudding just yet because we'll be enjoying it a bit later.  Perhaps, it will become a post of it's own.

Did you try some new recipes today or make the family favorites?


  1. Happy Thanksgiving! Hope you're enjoying your holiday. Sounds like you have a wonderful meal!

  2. Sounds like you had a great day! My only new thing was a stuffing using jalapeno/cheddar bread, it was pretty good:@)

  3. Your plated dinner looks every bit as attractive as the tablescape. Back at you with Thanksgiving wishes.

  4. It looks like you had a delicious Thanksgiving, Julie! I made all the family favorites t his year.


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