Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008, A Photo Essay

Thanksgiving 2008

There was a last minute decision to change the entire menu the night before. Unfortunately, this was decided while enjoying a few silk nog/bourbon beverages (a very good, but very sneaky drink). So, I was at a slight, er... "disadvantage" in the morning. I played through the pain... ;)

Here's the chronology:

Pumpkin pie crust.

Pumpkin pie going in the oven.

Blocks O' Tofu.

Tofu going in smoker box with hickory wood.

Brussel Sprouts, Carrots, Potatoes & Green Beans all prepped.

There were lots of carrot peels...

Pumpkin Pie coming out of the oven

Machine Bread

Smoked Tofu, pan-fried, later stuffed with mushrooms and roasted garlic

Potatoes to be mashed with Roasted Garlic

Fingerling Potatoes going in the oven

and now, a palate cleansing look at the table, the calm before the storm

From the left

From the right

Bakelite silverware and table

Wide shot

Braised Carrots and Brussel Sprouts out of the oven.

Cranberries (cranberries, brown sugar, orange juice, ginger, cinnamon, bourbon, salt and pepper).

Touch of Grace Biscuits.

Roasted Fingerling Potato and Green Bean Salad with Maple Syrup Vinaigrette.

Main plate: Hickory Smoked Tofu stuffed with Marsala Mushrooms and Smoked Garlic / Braised Carrots / Braised Brussel Sprouts / Mashed Potatoes and Gravy / Wild Rice Stuffing.

A different angle, you can see the Wild Rice Stuffing underneath the tofu a little better.

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