Posted by: Rachael | November 27, 2010

Feast Recap – Turkey Day 2010

Thanksgiving dinner was an event to remember this year! Usually, we have a huge family gathering downstate with all of my mom’s extended family (she’s one of 8!), but since we all had to work on Black Friday this year, we decided to keep it low-key instead. With the broski livin’ out in California now, it was just Mom + Dad and I for our Thanksgiving feast.

Oh yeah, I almost forgot. Ina Garten was there…

Martha Stewart too…

Not to mention a few other cooking greats – in spirit of course! What I’m about to show you took all day (and the previous night to prepare), but it was well worth the effort. These photos are just some of the many reasons I heart Thanksgiving!

Munchin’ on some fruit while we prep our ingredients…

Appetizer: Canteloupe melon wrapped with prosciutto

Appetizer: Martha Stewart’s Olive oil cake with roasted grapes (SO good!)

Appetizer: Kale crisps with Parmesan and lemon juice

Side dish: Ina Garten’s Cranberry fruit conserve (thanks Google!)

Side dish: Vidalia onion casserole

Side dish: TFM Roasted fingerling potatoes

Side dish: Sautéed brussel sprouts with bacon and shallots

Main dish: Ina Garten’s Lemon and garlic roast chicken (turkey is overrated!)

Thanksgiving tablescape (with wine of course!)

Desert: Apple and currant pie (adapted from FoodNetwork Mag but homemade by yours truly!)

AMAZING! A little slice of heaven!

Please also keep in mind that ALL of this fabulous food fed a total of THREE people!!!! I’m pretty sure we will be eating leftovers for a week, maybe more! Honestly though…aren’t turkey day leftovers even better than the dinner itself!?! Good thing I ran the Troy Turkey Trot in the morning to make room for all that deliciousness!

Please note my ridiculous vest, neck warmer and hat….it was FREEZING!

Gobble gobble!

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving friends!! =)



  1. Love Martha Stewart & Ina Garten. I always stick the classics on Thanksgiving too 🙂

    • I know, right! I’m usually all for experimenting but for Thanksgiving I’m a sucker for tradition!

  2. Everything looked mighty tasty!


    • Oh it was! And the leftovers are even better!

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