Happy Thanksgiving!

20171123_130431I just wanted to take a moment to wish all of my blog’s followers a Happy Thanksgiving! That’s my modest little dinner above – it was just for my husband A.W. and I, as Baby Blue doesn’t have teeth yet (but he’s starting!) This was my first time cooking Thanksgiving dinner, and here’s the verdict:

Turkey: Not bad, but not spectacular. It didn’t help that it was still frozen in the cavity, in spite of having been in the fridge since Sunday. But, you live, you learn.

Stuffing: Terrible! Too dry and some places were burnt. I was able to save it for leftovers, though, by adding some chicken broth and letting it sit in the slow cooker a little longer.

Potatoes: Fabulous, but who cares, since A.W. made those…j/k, dear!

Green beans: Phenomenal, but then, that was to be expected since I cooked them in bacon fat. : ) I used this recipe, but I used frozen green beans rather than fresh, so I eliminated the water.

Rolls & Gravy: These were fine, but they were just store bought items, so nothing to brag about.

Pumpkin Pie: Much better than I thought it was going to be. I don’t usually like pumpkin pie, but this recipe was great (and very easy).

All in all, not bad for my first attempt. It was a lot of fun, and, as a bonus, A.W. did all of the clean up. He says he wants to take a crack at the turkey next year, so the challenge is on!