I love Thanksgiving. Here is a post from last year about it. This year Jess said that I should keep a diary of the dinner to refer back to. So for better or worse I figured it just put it here and then I can pull it up on the Internets in the future when I am looking for it.
My brother Rodney and I did all the cooking this year with two exceptions. Shawn came over the night before for the annual "Get boozed up and cook party" which was in fact very tame and small this year. Shawn made an amazing Acorn Squash Soup. We served it the day after Thanksgiving and everyone wanted to know how he made it.
My niece Alexis did all the pumpkin pies.
Rodney and I made the following:
Herb Rubbed Turkey - 24 lbs. Same one I have been making for 12 years. It makes the most amazing gravy so I can't seem to break tradition and make something else. By the way, I made the most unbelievable gravy this year.
Vanilla Infused Sweet Potatoes
Raspberry Cranberry Sauce
Jess's moms stuffing
Cornbread stuffing with Chestnuts
Green Beans with Bacon and Cocktail Onions
I put some pictures on Flickr and Zoto of the whole clan.