Friday, November 25, 2011

Our Thanksgiving

Pete's mom always come over for Thanksgiving...and in the past we've done various things (sometimes maybe a bit unconventional..soup anyone?;o)), but never as full-blown or "fancy" of a dinner as we did yesterday. Because Pete and I went to our friend Denece's cooking class last month (she is such an awesome cook!) and she showed us some easy, yummy side dishes, we decided we could do it this year. So yesterday Pete (the head chef) and I (the sous chef) slaved away in the kitchen all morning and afternoon long and made: Turkey (in a crockpot (thanks for the suggestion Mom!!)...and it was moist and yummy!!! See recipe below), dressing with sausage, apples and cranberries, cranberry sauce, sweet potato biscuits, garlic mashed potatoes and gravy and pumpkin cake. 

Carol (Pete's mom) provided the cute "turkey" place cards...
(stamps and dies by Paper Trey Ink--she's a Paper Trey junkie:o))
I added our names using my Cricut machine.

(using 6 lb turkey breast--perfect for small family)
Layer bottom of crockpot with 3 cut up celery stalks, one diced sweet yellow onion, 1/4 cup chicken broth and 1/2 Tbsp minced garlic. Rinse turkey and pat dry. Cut off any excess skin, but leave skin covering the breast. Rub 1 packet dry onion soup mix all over the outside of turkey and under the skin. Put in crockpot. Drizzle with 1 Tbsp melted butter. Cover. Cook on high for 1 hour...then on low for 7 hours. 

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