Each year for Thanksgiving, I need to drive up to my dad's house as my Uncle David always seems to throw a Thanksgiving party at his house. I always arrive the night to prepare things for Thanksgiving day. Of course, these last two years, I have learned to make the turkey. Usually , my mom does the turkey but since mom passed away last year, I have taken over learning how to do it myself. Now I must admit, last year it was an experimentation turkey but I managed to make it just right. I was a bit nervous doing the first one but who wouldn't be right? My dad told me last year " If mom was here, she would have not let you bring an experiment turkey." So yes, that might be true as my mom likes to make sure her dishes are perfect but for me, I am different I just flow with my cooking and make them! My dad finds it entertaining that I am brave enough to bring experimenting dishes to parties. Honesty, I just cook out of love and I seem to have this way of praying to spirit and asking them to help me make something delicious. Dad laughs at how I pray to the universe for my cooking but then I tell him it works! It comes out pretty tasty and pretty much close to the recipe the first time. I might have a to tweak something later but I pretty much figure it all out by the 2nd or 3rd time I do a recipe whether its cooking or baking.
As far as for dessert we had $5 pumpkin pie at Costco! I mean its a steal at that price cost less than to make your very own pie. And the other bonus was the mango birthday cake at a Chinese bakery... my cousin Jon was born on Thanksgiving day so therefore this year it actually did land on his actual birthday hence we had two desserts. Uncle David forgot the whipping cream for the pumpkin but it was needed just as yummy without it, I guess that cut down the calories a tad lol....
So there you have it , my turkey was cut by my dad after I was finished and yummy we always have prime rib when my Uncle David throws the party. It was great to catch up with my cousins too I had a blast just hanging out with the family. but as far as the left overs was concerned, I was the winner again for delicious food there was barely any turkey left when we were done, everyone pretty much raved about the turkey again like they did last year so yay!!! I feel like a professional chef when I make a main dish right!
Oh and no Black Friday this year for me, I checked the ads to make sure there wasn't anything I wanted on Black Friday or Cyber Monday, didn't see anything that stood out for me to want to get this time.
How was your Thanksgiving? Was there anything memorable during that day??