It was a festive Thanksgiving holiday for us. To begin with, it was the first Thanksgiving experience for Yinan, our exchange student. I don’t know if she was amused or appalled by the amount of food served, but she discovered that she loves mashed potatoes (or, as she calls them, “smashed potatoes”).
We had 25 people in total for dinner. We could not have pulled out the dinner without Yinan’s help and the help of Jim’s nephew, Robert.
This was our Thanksgiving menu:
Thai pumpkin soup
Smoked organic free range turkey
Roasted organic heritage turkey
Fried organic free range turkey
Roast duck (from Mark’s Duck House)
Roasted shrimp with rosemary
Kimchi (no Thanksgiving dinner is complete without it!)
Orange cranberry sauce
Brussel sprouts with bacon
Chocolate pumpkin cheesecake
I haven’t yet figured out whether we have this many people over for Thanksgiving so that Jim can cook 3 turkeys or whether Jim cooks 3 turkeys so that we can have this many people over.
Hope everyone had as fun a Thanksgiving holiday as we did!