* Appetizer: Baked brie with craisins
* Turkey: Followed Fannie Farmers directions (mostly)
Rinsed and dried outside of turkey. Filled cavity with peeled & sliced onions and sprigs of parsley. Put salt & pepper on the outside, then rubbed butter on the outside. Put it, breast side up onto a parchment paper covered rack in a baking pan, and made a tin foil tent for the top of the breasts. Cooked for a few hours at 350, until it got to 180 according to the thermometer. We basted it every 20 minutes with butter and then the drippings in the pan. This came out super moist and yummy.
* Stuffing: Stove top. Totally cheated. It was eh. I'm not a big stuffing fan to begin with, but my husband loves it. Meh. Next time i'll do it from scratch too.
* Potatoes: Roasted yukon gold, russet and sweet potatoes with rosemary and thyme.
* Gravy: Followed Fannie Farmer's advice and used the pan drippings and flour. This was the husband's big contribution. Although he wanted to get fancy i encouraged him to keep things simple. He rushed a little, so things were a little thin but still tasted awesome.
* Pumpkin bread with chocolate chips: Used the Fannie Farmer pumpkin bread recipe and added chocolate chips instead of nuts, because dear husband is not a fan of nuts.
* Apple pie (of course!): Again, Fannie Farmer for the dough and basics, but had a little fun with spices. Used a nice mix of apples that gave some good texture and a little tartness. I don't like totally uniform apple pies. With the leftover dough i made some flower cut outs, which made me happy. She didn't mention doing an eggwash on the top of the pie, but i always grew up doing so, for browning and shine, so i did.
Overall everything came out great (except the stuffing). I'm really proud of myself and think next year we may host thanksgiving!