2011: My Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving 2011 marks my first official Thanksgiving away from home. My friend suggested that we host an Orphan’s Thanksgiving Dinner at her place. She would be the decorator, and I would be the chef. Here’s a quick sneak peek into how that went…

Thanksgiving Table Setting

My pride and joy – a perfectly carved turkey!!

Since it was my first time cooking an entire Hanksgiving meal (New Girl Reference haha), I decided to keep the menu very traditional and I am really happy about how it turned out.

The Menu:

A special thanks to my Uncle Michael for schooling me on making the perfect turkey and on proper roasting technique. Because of him, I was able to cook a flavorful and moist turkey with awesome gravy. No worries, I’ll be sharing these secrets on this blog soon.

For tips on turkey carving, check out this amazing video about carving a thanksgiving turkey. Trust me, it’s worth watching.

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Hello, I’m Shelly!

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  1. Patrick Wacher wrote:

    Wow! Great work there!

    Posted 2.2.12 Reply
  2. wow that is some excellent carving

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  3. Derek Lei wrote:

    that turkey's picture perfect!

    Posted 2.2.12 Reply