So as promised here are the official thanksgiving pictures.
|Because not even big houses are large enough to entertain..... a little improvisation was required|
|The cheese table|
|Spinach Gratin. This was also very very delicious. This recipe was posted in the food 52 blog. I used fresh spinach instead of frozen.|
|Heirloom tomato lemon mascarpone tart, also a recipe from food 52 blog I've wanted to try for a while. I cheated a little on this one as the pie crust was store bought (had no time to make it)|
On the upper left corner (cut-off in 1/2), is the chevre mashed potatoes (remember it used to be a caramelized onion chevre mash..... well it lost its onion due to time constraints ehehhehehe, who cares no one knew about the plan, unless off course they read the blog entry.
|Roasted potato and radish salad with black mustard seeds... recipe herehttp://www.food52.com/recipes/search?rec|
To the right just about in the middle of the photo, the dish that got cut-off was prepared by Bina. this was her own version of Julia Child's Brussel Sprouts with creme ..... delicious!
Next to the potato salad is the stuffing... not sure of who prepared it
|This is one of my favorite. J's Goat cheese and garlic stuffed mushrooms, a success in every party and always the first plate to be emptied|
|Our Kosher Turkey, directly behind it its an interesting creation by my aunt.... portobello mushroom stuffed with guacamole and some lemon dill version of a ranch dressing...... i did not try this one, tho i heard it was good|
For some reason we have no pictures of the dessert table, which was basically set in the main table after all food was removed.
My Sister prepared her famous tiramisu and chocolate mousse, and experimented with a pumpkin flan in a pie crust.... not so crazy about the caramel being sucked up by the crust ( i thought it was a bit of a waste) but the Flan was excellent.
Also prepared by our guests we had apple pie (the best i've ever had, I'm gonna swap one of my recipes for this one), coffee cake and some homemade chocolate.
And finally the classic pumpkin pie, and diabetes and diet friendly sugar free apple pie (by the way no one touched it... maybe because it sucks) from Marie.... you know Callendars.
To cap it all off.... a nespresso.
Notice my menu changed from what i had programed earlier. The rice and salmon mousse were removed from the plan due to time constraints. It kind of worked out to our advantage because there would be more left over food. So instead (and because the salmon had been defrosted), on sunday, I prepared salmon for the entire family.
So as you may guess..... I'm sill trying to digest thanksgiving dinner :D