I made the dressing, hard and soft. I made corn pudding and the mashed potatoes and plated the country ham. I also boiled eggs for the giblet gravy. Later I plated the salad. Marty made the rolls and the gravy. The house smells like heaven.
Our friends, Nancy and Lew, arrived with their appetizer, a deconstructed Cesar salad on endive, and a bottle of J sparkling wine. She also cooked peas and pearl onions, an apple crisp for dessert and brought two other wines. We contributed a Proseco wine. Lots of good eats.
This is the oranges and cranberries after going through the meat grinder. Pecans and sugar under this. I love, love this salad. My son and his wife don't like it. We have friends who don't like it. We tell them that's OK we love it, serve it, and tell them it does not hurt our feeling if they don't eat it.
After the meal is over you have a turkey carcass to do something with. Marty makes turkey stock by slowly simmering the carcass with vegetables and seasonings,. This will be used for soup, curry, many different dishes.
We had a great Thanksgiving. I hope your Thanksgiving was great. Happy Holidays!