Thanksgiving Dinner 2009 — So good, so fun, so full!

by Michelle on November 27, 2009

This was probably the most organized Thanksgiving I’ve ever had and it was wonderful. I baked my buns off on Wednesday and wasn’t even tired….unbelievable! And then Thanksgiving morning I did sleep in but I was still not late getting started.

Mr. Tastebuds’s cooks the turkey and makes the dressing and he even cleans up his mess. Then I take over with all the side dishes, salads and breads. And then I clean up, watch a little football, serve dinner and dessert and then do the big clean up afterwards.

The dishwasher ran three times today and it was packed for every run. I ran out of room in our two refrigerators so just put the cleaned vegetables and salads out on the patio..heck outside was as cold as our refrigerator although I did have to dog-proof the area! Darn dogs think anything outside is far game!

All the new dishes and tweaks on old favorites turned out great! Loved the Oven Baked Mashed Potatoes and the Carrots with Dill were fabulous. But truly the hands down winners were the breads. The biscuits were melt-in-your-mouth fabulous and originally posted on Kim’s blog Stirring the Pot! I can not describe how good the biscuits were!! And Judy of I Cook – He Cleans, posted her Outback Steakhouse Bread recipe and this week I made it not once but twice! It is delicious and so easy to make!

I posted all the recipes for the dishes on Monday and if you’d like the recipes for any of these dishes please click here or scroll to the very next post on this page.

Outback Steakhouse Bushman Bread
Recipe adapted from Judy of I Cook – He Cleans

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Grandmother Walters’s Biscuits
Recipe adapted from My New Orleans

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Oven Mashed Potatoes
Recipe adapted from Sioux City cookbook “Cornsilk” published 1985

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Broccoli and Dried Cranberry Salad with Cashews
Recipe adapted from my sister, Sherry

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Quick Steamed Baby Carrots with Dill
Recipe adapted from @kittykim on twitter

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I posted all the recipes for the dishes on Monday and if you’d like the recipes for any of these dishes please click here or scroll to the very next post on this page.

To find the recipe for the Outback Steakhouse Bushman Bread recipe please visit Judy of I Cook – He Cleans.

Foodie Friday is graciously hosted by Michael of Designs by Gollum. Please visit Designs by Gollum and see more wonderful creations!



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  • Carol at Serendipity November 27, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Our food was wonderful as well. There is just something about Thanksgiving food – it is the best.

    Glad you had a good holiday. Now it is time for the next one.

    Carol

  • marty (A Stroll Thru Life) November 27, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    All of the food sounds so wonderful. So glad you had a great Thanksgiving. Hugs Marty

  • Lori E November 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Sounds like a fabulous meal. You worked hard to make it so.
    I posted but there isn’t a link up at Gollum’s yet? Unusual isn’t it?

  • Megan November 27, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Wow – so much good food! I always say I’ll never eat again after Thanksgiving dinner – yet the leftovers miraculously disappear!

    I’ve got to try those biscuits – I love a good homemade biscuit!

  • Manuela November 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    I have been waiting for you to post about your T-day dinner!
    Oh gosh your food looks amazing!! And such a nice husband to help cook and clean. 😉
    I’m glad you had such a wonderful day!

  • Danielle November 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Michelle – everything looks fantastic! I’m still full from yesterday. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  • Kate November 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Wonderful menu! The Thanksgiving menu is always the very best! Glad your day went smoothly…working ahead relieves the stress…having Mr. Tastebuds help does also!

  • girlichef November 27, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Everything looks fabulous! Makes me want to hit the fridge for leftover 😀

  • SavoringTime in the Kitchen November 27, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    It sounds like a wonderful meal and I can’t wait to check out all of the recipes…for when I finally feel like eating again 😉

  • Joanne November 28, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Wow sounds like a fantastic Thanksgiving! Glad to hear it went off without a hitch. That bread looks amazing, actually all the food does but I am just in a particularly carb-craving mood at the moment. At every moment, to be fair.

  • The Quintessential Magpie November 28, 2009 at 3:59 am

    So glad it was fun, Michelle! Those recipes all were amazing, and they look amazing from the pics. I’ll be right over for leftovers if there were any! 😉

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

  • Kim November 28, 2009 at 6:18 am

    So glad to hear your Thanksgiving was great! Everything looks delicious – I love cooked baby carrots. The Outback bread looks gorgeous! Glad to hear you enjoyed Grandma Walter’s biscuits 😀

  • Jeanette November 28, 2009 at 11:07 am

    I am glad I already had a snack this morning or I would be drooling.

  • Ju (The Little Teochew) November 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Hi Michelle, I’m happy to hear that you had a good, fun and full Thanksgiving Dinner :) The food looks fantastic!!!

    Ju

  • Amanda December 1, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    So glad everything worked out, and not even tired?? Wow!

  • Kayte December 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Gorgeous meal! I make the carrots, the broccoli salad, and the mashed potatoes…I really need to step up my bread contributions! All gorgeous.

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