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Giving thanks all over the place!


I went to not one, but two! Thanksgiving potlucks this year. The first was hosted this past Sunday at the house of NK, LT, and JP. NK made a kick-ass turkey and I showed up with two cranberry sauces. There was also creamy mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, stuffing, brisket, pasta, apple crumble, roasted beets with goat cheese, pumpkin pie, and much more. It was all delicious and we digested by playing Trivial Pursuit: Genus Edition.
Then, on Thanksgiving Day, I headed over to LF, CN, and CM’s house, the same hosts of last year’s memorable PJ Thanksgiving party (along with SD). As was the case last year, we had WAY too much food, even though there was only one turkey on the table this year. I’ll just let the photos speak for themselves. Everyone outdid themselves and I’m definitely going to get the recipes for several of the dishes — especially SD’s sweet potato mash and CM’s green bean and mushroom casserole. Yum.

KEY: A: veggies; B: stuffing; C: sweet potatoes; D: tater tot dish; E: turkey; F: roasted potatoes; G: cranberry chutney; H: cranberry sauce with pickled beets; I: stuffed mushroom; J: mashed potatoes; K: green bean casserole.

whiskey + chocolate pudding = the perfect dessert? We also had pumpkin pie and mixed berry tart.

Oh, and in case any of you were curious, the remaining two cranberry sauces were well received. People seemed surprised by the pickled beet sauce — perhaps because they were initially biased against it, but then it actually went well with the turkey? Well, I think that although all 4 sauces were delicious, my personal favorite was the classic version with orange zest. What can I say? I guess I’m just an old-fashioned kind of girl.

Hope everyone had as delicious a Thanksgiving as I did!

Author: Jen

Howdy! My name is Jen and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I like to eat, run, and blog, but not usually at the same time.

3 thoughts on “Giving thanks all over the place!

  1. Thanksgiving is an old-fashioned kind of day, so classic cranberries fits perfectly!

  2. You’re right, your camera is better than mine! Nice job with all the delicious pictures.

  3. I love this post! Everything looks delicious! Especially the stuffed tomatoes.. I always want to try those but still haven’t gotten around to make it.

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