Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thanksgiving....Mmmm Turkey!

This past week we inherited and installed (ok, Matt installed, I drank a rum and coke) a working oven which means: TURKEY! Thursday was our first Thanksgiving on the boat. Last year we were in Spain and the year before I was in Maryland. This was a big deal for us. No tradition was skipped, no dish was small, no hot rum was spilled, it was amazing.

Dishes served include:
Turkey with homemade gravy
Green bean casserole
Candied yams
Mashed potatoes with onions, garlic, and butter- skin on the way I like it
Stuffing fresh out of the bird
Homemade pumpkin pie
Hot buttered rum

Our friend Trevor came over and we drank rum while Matt cooked. All of this was made in three hours in our new oven and stove on the boat. We had enough food for 15 people but the three of us ate enough for at least 10 people. It was awesome. I think the moral of the Thanksgiving story should be: over indulgence is what being American is all about and what better way to celebrate American independence than eating until you want to vomit then having dessert.

(For anyone not from the US, please note my sarcasm, although I do agree that most people in the USA are over indulgent, I merely make the comment in jest.)

 Bird in the oven
I insisted on Campbell's Cream of Mushroom soup in the casserole to be traditional  

Cooked perfectly, juicy, moist, tasty  

Candied yams with brown sugar

Greenbean casserole with fried onion bits 

Matt's famous mostly mashed potatoes 

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