This post starts with Veronica's new Macbook Pro. She worked hard babysitting for about one year saving her earnings. Several family members including Grandpa Frank helped some too.
Well done Veronica, you earned it.
Thanksgiving began with mussels topped with a roasted red pepper and saffron mayonnaise. With the great local Penn Cove mussels, we are trying new recipes. This is a keeper, next time we will get the kids to prep and debeard the mussels.
This is our mushroom bread pudding. Judy got this recipe from Shroom by Becky Selengut. This dish topped the favorite list for the day. The richness and earthiness are not shy in this dish. The dish is designed with exotic beech mushrooms but works equally well with fresh buttons.
We roasted a fresh free range bird and the brine worked perfect. The bird remained moist and was not overly salty. Unlike Wichita, my turkey roaster fits in the oven at this house. In fact, this was the first time I used both kitchen ovens and the gas oven in the basement kitchen. I was in cooking bliss.
Judy baked two beautiful pies for the occasion. Veronica made the lattice crust on the cherry but it was the Best Ever Pumpkin Pie from Classic Home Desserts that stole the show. We all ate our fill and will continue to enjoy the flavorful leftovers for days to come.