Thanksgiving

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Thanksgiving this year was a culinary hurricane – we had so much food there wasn’t enough counter space to display it all! We had a really fun, large turnout of 15 people, which was a rather tight fit for our 1-bedroom flat, and everyone brought something to contribute to the meal. I spent almost all day cooking the turkey, gravy, stuffing, and salads with a group of friends, while the Italian took care of the mashed potatoes for his very first ever thanksgiving. All in all we enjoyed the following foods:

  • Thanksgiving Amaretto Sour cocktail
  • A root veggie salad with orange and yellow carrots, beetroot, celeriac, kohlrabi, and turnip
  • Salad with pomegranates, butternut squash and goat cheese
  • Bread ring roll with hard boiled eggs, cheese, basil, sundried tomatoes, and parma ham
  • Other cheeses, olives, and focaccia bread
  • Apple walnut stuffing
  • Cranberry-raspberry sauce
  • Homemade gravy
  • Mashed potatoes
  • 6.2 kg Turkey
  • Green bean casserole
  • Stuffed mushrooms
  • Pumpkin pie
  • Apple pie
  • Hazelnut torte

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The 6.2kg bird!

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Breads, salads, and cranberry sauce

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Bread Ring Roll and Apple Walnut Stuffing

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Root salad with orange and yellow carrots, beetroot, celeriac, kohlrabi, and turnip.

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Salad with pan-fried butternut squash, pomegranates, and goats cheese

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Desserts: pumpkin pie, apple pie, and hazelnut torte

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Cutting into the dessertsImage

My holiday favorite (and my homemade contribution to this year’s Thanksgiving feast) – Pumpkin Pie!

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Guests

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Pie cutting

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More pie cutting

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Friends

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Me and Loki, who enjoyed her first Thanksgiving turkey

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