We had a lovely thanksgiving feast, with our friend Don. Quite traditional. Leslie did her normal salt dry brine on a relatively small thirteen lb. turkey. She made her orange cranberry relish with the whole orange thrown in, peel and all. Sour dough stuffing with water chestnuts, mushrooms and Italian sausage. Potatoes and homemade gravy, green beans, celery root salad and pumpkin pie.
It was really delicious, the bird was moist and cooked to perfection. Every single dish was perfect.
What a lovely meal they enjoyed!
Big Dave has turned into a master smoker over the years. Here is a portion of the scrumptious looking smoked salmon he and his family feasted on up in Burlingame.
Brigitte and Morgan live up in the Olympic Peninsula. They also went a non traditional route. Their neighbor shot a deer and shared it with them and they went to town. Brigitte and her mother are german and they are both fabulous cooks. They made an epic meal for the ages!
1st course: Hand formed venison sausage seared in bacon fat. Served with hot beercheese dip, Bavarian style pretzels, gourmet mustards, sauerkraut and pickles.
2nd course: Top round & bottom round venison cuts with root vegetables, slow cooked ten hours & served with crusty German Bread from neighborhood bakery and cucumber salad.
3rd course: Bacon wrapped venison backstrap. Served with mushroom gravy and traditional sides of sweet potato mash, green bean casserole and stuffing and a side of homemade apple sauce.
She has been dehydrating lots of apples from their Agnew Farm.
|Rossi family thanksgiving in Rockridge with duck (and Gary)|
If you have a picture of your feast that you would like to share, please feel free, never too late.