Friday, November 28, 2008

the perfect tofurky day

Vixen and I worked diligently on our mini-pumpkin turkeys while we watched the parade and the learned about all the new boy bands lip-synching from the floats.

Of course, I couldn't resist the glittery version of foam core at the craft store, so our turkeys were a little sparklier than the originals.

We started by gluing pom poms onto the pumpkins (and some little orange curry squashes Johnny grew in the back yard.

We couldn't get the tail feathers to stick, so we used a knife to carve little holes in the pumpkins and then inserted match sticks to help support the feathers.

Here you can see the rear view of a finished turkey.

We opted for pretty traditional turkeys for our first round, but we got more creative as the mimosas flowed. Vixen made a punk rock turkey and I made a drag queen. We also made a Lucy (Vixen's cat) and a Tonka (Johnny's dog) after we ran out of pom poms. Here's the whole family.

Our centerpieces were pretty fabulous, but Johnny's cooking really stole the show. We had a curried squash bisque as an appetizer, tofurky baked with parsnips, carrots, and potatoes, homemade stuffing, yams, roasted brussel sprouts, Silk Nog, mashed potatoes, and my favorite- cranberry sauce from scratch. Vixen and I contributed apple and pumpkin pies for dessert.

The cranberry sauce was so incredibly easy to make.
He put whole cranberries in a pot with orange juice, water, ginger, and 2 tablespoons of sugar, brought the whole thing to a boil, and then let it simmer, until the cranberries POPPED! When they popped they gave the mix a jelly like consistency. Amazing.

Hope you and yours had a Happy Thanksgiving too!!

No comments:

Post a Comment