Keeping it Simple

Thanksgiving–what a perfect day to start a blog about food!  I mean, come on…it IS all about the food.  I am quite traditional when it comes to the Thanksgiving meal.  I make what my mom always made.  You know, the usual: roast turkey, stuffing (or dressing, depending on where you grew up), sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, and dinner rolls.  Then there are the pies: pumpkin and pecan…always pecan.

This year, I asked the pro (aka Mom) to make the pies so I could focus on the meal.  It was smart request and lowered my stress level immensely.  Her pecan pie is legendary among family and friends.  It always comes out perfect and it makes the best post-Thanksgiving breakfast ever!

I hope your Thanksgiving was as delicious and memory-filled as mine.  I am thankful for the opportunity to share mine with you.  Until we cook again….

The turkey, massaged with olive oil, sage, thyme, salt, & pepper, ready to go into the oven.

The turkey, massaged with olive oil, sage, thyme, salt, & pepper, ready to go into the oven.

Oh, how I love a crispy skin on my roast poultry!

Oh, how I love a crispy skin on my roast poultry!We opted for mashed sweet potatoes with lots of butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, & nutmeg.  Top with sugared pecans and listen to everyone say, "Wow!"

We opted for mashed sweet potatoes with lots of butter, maple syrup, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, & nutmeg. Top with sugared pecans and listen to everyone say, “Wow!”
The pies...legendary, delicious, and made with lots of love.

The pies…legendary, delicious, and made with lots of love.

3 thoughts on “Keeping it Simple

  1. Um, YUM. Drool-worthy foods. You’ll have to share the cooking times and basting techniques for that turkey. The skin looks perfectly crisp. And those pies? They look gorgeous! I’m hungry all over again! 🙂

  2. Everything looks delicious. I also love the crispy skin and yours looked amazing! I look forward to more wonderful recipes and pictures. 🙂

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