Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Dinner #1 in Photos & #BFSI

If you're not too full from your Thanksgiving meal yesterday, take a look at what I served yesterday for Thanksgiving Dinner #1.  Most of the photos are courtesy of my older son who wanted evidence to show at school on Monday how his Thanksgiving Dinner was the best - love that boy.

Appetizer Loaf prep tempting me

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Loaf 

Prosciutto and Mozzarella Loaf: A new recipe which went over very well with the crowd, 

Artichoke Dip: I add in Tabasco Sauce to make it spicy. Oh so good.  

Garlic Mashed Potatoes. 

Uncle brought and carved the Turkey - best deal ever.  

Standing Rib roast - cut in thirds to maximize ends.  

Butternut Squash and Kale Bread Pudding.  Major crowd pleaser. 

Sausage Gratin - first time making this. Good but not great.  

Pumpkin Cheesecake in production - about to go in the oven

Pumpkin Cheesecake - my favorite.  

So good - think I'll have a slice for breakfast.  Ahh maybe not as I'm still full from yesterday.  

My boys and I.  
Thanksgiving Dinner #2 commences today in the afternoon but this one will be a lot less work.  I'll be serving pizza, salad and dessert and will spend most of my time playing with my nieces and nephews. Can't wait to see them all.

Wondering what #BFSI is in my blogpost title?  Sandy from the Quilting for the Rest of Us blog and podcast  is hosting a Black Friday Sew In giveaway for those of us whom are choosing to sew instead of shop today.  Her giveaway is live today only so go check it out ASAP. Other quilting podcasters are linking up to her blogpost to offer giveaways too - please go check them out.   Lastly, if you are on Twitter, those of us whom are participating in #BFSI are using the #BFSI hash-tag to keep track of what others are working on today.  Come join in the fun.

Off to go sew!  Hope you all have a wonderful Friday,


  1. oh my! Hope you are sharing recipe sources for a few of these! That mozzarella loaf! That bread pudding! Oh my.....Glad you had a good day, Susan!

  2. Your son is right. Looks likd you DID have the BEST food! Can you share recipe for that butternut squash/kale dish? Everything looks Sooo good!

  3. It all looks delicious! You seriously need to be my neighbor. :)
    I hope you got to sew today during the BFSI.
    I like the photo of you with your boys. Your sons' shirt is cool! Does he know what that is? LOL JK.
    I forgot to make my cheesecake this year. Our desserts were less than stellar. I totally cheated and paid for it.

  4. YUM! Butternut squash and Kale bread pudding? Seriously need that recipe!

  5. Great picture of you and your boys! Everything looks so good, Susan. I love that you don't mind trying new recipes at Thanksgiving. And I agree with everyone else, I need that bread pudding recipe!