Sunday, November 25, 2012

Watch Out Martha Stewart!

All that turkey I just consumed has me feeling tired, but I wanted to share our Thanksgiving meal that I made today. Yes, I know it's no longer Thanksgiving, but on the actual day we went with a few of our friends up North about 1.5 hours and celebrated the holiday with their families. We actually had two Thanksgiving that day  - so today makes three!  I really wanted to make our own just because last year Matt was deployed and also because I was given a free turkey at work.

 This is only my third time cooking a turkey! But my first time actually cooking a turkey larger than 6 lbs Haha. We both agree this was my best turkey to date.

 Matt starting to cut the turkey and take the legs off.

All of our sides

 Buttered corn, cinnamon brown sugar glazed carrots

 garlic mashed potatoes and regular mashed potatoes

Stuffing and crescent rolls

It all was so delicious. And we can't forget the homemade apple pie and chocolate ice cream for later!

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and that you were able to share it with family and friends. We cannot wait to see our family again soon - it's the little things that truly matter.

Now, it's time to go to the gym before Christmas rolls around, ha ha. 30 days left!


  1. The homemade turkey, mash potatoes, glazed carrots, stuffing and apple pie looked yummy. Why didn’t you make homemade ice cream? Love Dad.

    1. Thank you. It's probably easier and cheaper to buy ice cream. Plus, I was baking since 1pm until close to 8pm.

  2. Bridget,
    Your post Thanksgiving day dinner turned out great. From the turkey and all the trimmings, and to the apple pie, it all looks great. You really turned out quite the cook and baker. One day when you are here we can exchange pies and cookies. Or better still, you can just bake them for me without the exchange part. Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving dinner with me.


    1. Thank you and thanks for helping me with my questions too. Yes, I am surprised on how well I can bake and cook too - I learned it all from you. Sure, I can make you something when we visit for Christmas.