Anyhow, the menu was as follows:
- Roast turkey - seasoned with salt, pepper, and drizzled with butter. About 22 lb that we got for $10 USD. SCORE!
- Stuffing - basic bread cubes with celery, onion, and sage, seasoned with turkey broth from the giblets. It was stuffed in the turkey as well as baked off on its own.
- Green Vegetable Casserole - Used this guy's recipe, with added asparagus and broccoli, using shiitake and white button mushrooms for the sauce.
- Steamed Broccoli - My brothers hate trying new things without a fallback.
- Sweet Potato Casserole - boiled sweet potatoes and carrots, with a little brown sugar and spices, and mixed in toasted cashews sunflower seeds. Topped it with a fluffy meringue!
- Roasted Butternut Squash - After cooking, I tossed it with some Mrs. Dash Caribbean Citrus blend, honey, and Turbinado sugar before baking some more to create a delicious syrup.
- Mashed Potatoes and Gravy - Used dry milk and some of the boiled water to mix the potatoes. The gravy was PHENOMENAL (I thank the butter).
- Whole Berry sauce - FRESH CRANBERRIES FTW! Used orange zest, apple-cinnamon preserves, a little sugar, and nutmeg to flavor it.
- Canned Cranberry jelly - Because some people in my house are uncultured swine.
- Wheat Hawaiian sweet rolls - For some reason the dough didn't ferment properly, so these were like really tasty dense breads.
- Pumpkin Cheese Crostata - This guy's recipe again. I used regular cream cheese instead of mascarpone, because
I'm cheapthat's how I roll. It turned out really good, creamy but not too sweet.
- Apple Pie - a friend at my mom's work brought her it, so I baked it off anyway, but it wasn't even dug into xD