I hosted a big Thanksgiving/Birthday/Going Away party yesterday, for a total of 10 people. I did the whole turkey, stuffing, cranberries, potatoes, turnip, carrots, broccoli/cauliflower casserole, rolls & gravy thing for lunch instead of dinner. Which meant that the turkey had to be in the oven early. Really, really early. Perhaps too early, because I wasn't awake enough at 6 a.m. to realize that I should never put anything on the very bottom rung of the oven. Subsequently, my vegetable trivet (and all the juices usually used to make gravy) burnt to a crisp. Somehow, we salvaged what was left, threw it in a pot, and made gravy out of it, and it tasted ok! In good news, the turkey was unaffected. Thanks to all my helpers. :)
We also had a large variety of sweet stuff for dessert. Pumpkin pie (made from real pumpkins from the market that morning), whipped cream, cherry cheesecake (thanks to Melanie), pitiful cupcakes which rose and then fell (but we covered them with icing), and cookies (thanks to Wendy). I was so stuffed after this meal that I didn't eat anything else for 18 hours. My poor stomach.
Needless to say, left overs will be a big part of my meal plan this week. They need to be eaten up! Anyone reading this, come on over! Seriously. I hate waste. I can only eat so much myself. And the kid will probably start turning his nose up at it all by tomorrow.
Lunch - left over spring rolls from take out, boiled beets from the garden
Dinner - ThanksBirthday left overs
Lunch - ThanksBirthday left overs
Dinner - Red Lobster! mmmmmm crab
Lunch - left over Veggie Korma with freshly made cauliflower rice
Dinner - ThanksBirthday left overs or canned soup & turkey sandwiches
Lunch - left over Veggie Korma with cauliflower rice
Dinner - American Hot Pizza Pie (using left over shredded turkey and/or sausage)
Lunch - Vietnamese Summer Rolls
Dinner - left over American Hot Pizza Pie
On the weekend, I'll head back to the market for more fresh stuff, so who knows!