Monday, December 1, 2008

Our First Thanksgiving Dinner

Alex and I stayed in Minneapolis for the Thanksgiving holiday this year. Since we are going home over the Christmas holiday we thought it would be easier and more economical to stay put. We started planning our Thanksgiving menu and purchased everything way in advance. Since I am not the cook I wanted to make sure I took everything into account. I even thought to buy a meat thermometer! Alex even pulled out the pre-stuffed turkey to thaw in advance. Of course, we were a little to ambitious and realized that we need to cook the turkey straight from the freezer. Oops! I blame the package design. We took a chance and felt that we caught the oversight in enough time.
Alex was very helpful in the kitchen. He did mention that he could sense I wanted to try to do as much as I could . . . which he was right. He would periodically baste the turkey while it cooked in the oven. I also had him peel the potatoes.

The turkey took 5 hours to cook in the oven. Of course, we were ready to eat at hour 4.

Isn't it pretty . . . for a turkey?

Alex carved the turkey. I figured for a 10.3lb turkey there would have been more meat on the plate. I think Alex must have had a few pieces on the side.

We ended up having quite the Thanksgiving feast. Although, we wish we could have been with our families. I was proud of myself for cooking as much as I did and getting the timing just right. Everything finished at about the same time. Alex said I did a great job and was very impressed with my cooking skills. Maybe I learned more than I thought from years of observing Mom cook countless dinners. Perhaps, there is a little "cook" in me after all.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!


Kristan said...

"I blame the package design."

LOL you would!

Aw, what a cute dinner. Sounds lovely. We did Thanksgiving at Andy's (post coming up about that soon) and also were ready to eat before the food was done, haha. I think that's a common Thanksgiving tradition. :P

The mismatched oven mitts are also quite cute. :)

Mattie said...

You guys are so cute! I love it!

I hope that you had a wonderful holiday this weekend.

Much love!