Thanksgiving Appitizers

  • Toasted Sourdough and Hummus (regular and garlic)
  • Cheese plate (raw, goat, cheddars… nice assortment) w/Grapes
  • Spanish Olives
  • Vegetable plate (didn’t get a shot… Paul’s mom brought it later)
  • Sees Chocolates

Thanksgiving Dinner!

  • (Applewood?) Smoked and Deep Fried Turkeys (and gravy)
  • Yams (with some roasted Bananas) topped with Marshmallow
  • Stuffing (with apples, and all the standard stuffing stuff)
  • Burbon Candied Carrots
  • Brussel Sprouts with bacon, edamame  and onions
  • Goat Cheese Garlic Mashed potatoes
  • Butternut Squash and Kale
  • Rolls
Thanksgiving Desserts!
  • Pretzel Casserole (the strawberry cream cheese thing)
  • Pumpkin pies
  • Ice Cream
  • Homemade Whipped Cream
  • Apple Soufflé
  • Peanut butter bars (posted the recipe here)
  • Miniature Ice Cream Cones
Some of the stuff we made ahead of time (like the peanut butter bars) some was just prep (pretty much all the veggies) and most was done that day (Paul started the smoker at 7am).  we spent a good portion the previous day hitting multiple grocery stores getting all the items.  Surprising how many grocery stores California has in such a small area.  And each have their own specialties.
Everything we’ve made before for the most part except the Apple Soufflé.  It came out fairly well (basically diced apples with seasoning folded into a whipped egg whites.) Everyone enjoyed themselves and many tanks to Chef Paul for organizing the dinner (I helped!)  We had lots of wine on hand, and the kids got sparkling Apple cider at the kids table. Enjoy the pics.