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Thursday, November 27, 2008

back to basics




Its all the little things that make Thanksgiving special. From the cranberry relish to the herbed butter its these special touches that make the big things shine.



I made a sweet potato cheese cake since I cant get enough cheesecake and I cant get enough of the alternative cheese cake and since sweet potato pie is so good why wouldnt it be better as a cheesecake? The herbed butter is a mixture of fresh thyme, rosemary and sage and it was packed all up in the turkey, I like a 10 pounder since they seem more tender and juicy to me.



The cranberry relish is so simple it made itself while I was doing other things, fresh cranberries, a peeled and supremed mandarin orange a little sweetner and the blender - thats it - uncooked and tasty.



What about oyster stew - well we had a little appetizer of oyster stew - a creamy base with shallots and some fresh oysters simmered oh so gently.



You are probably asking yourself about the stuffing well ask no more its a pretty standard deal, a little cornbread a little regular bread a little sage sausage some giblets and some chestnuts-cooked outside the turkey.

Did I forget to mention a little appetizer idea I stole from her,



The behind the wheel chef. Cherry tomatoes with guacamole and shrimp, my shrimp were huge gulf shrimp so I chopped them up and mixed them in the guacamole so the whole thing gets popped in your mouth. How do you say tasty with your mouthful while looking really sloppy?

Feliz pavo gordo......

Baahh huuuha.....
one love and peace



You think I am lying....this is my cousin cutting the turkey. How do you say juicy in several languages?



Rememeber how good this is?

Then its Monopoly.




Look there's plates and stuff waiting all over the place.
You Tell Me!

28 comments:

C. Bowie Photography said...

Looks good!

Mandi said...

Happy Happy Happy - I just posted Happy Thanksgiving to everyone in the US - we dont celebrate it here, and I commented on how much I miss it - well the FOOD actually, then I check your blog and BAM - its all about the f-ing fabulous food!!!!!

SOOOOOOOOO wish I was there.......ENJOY!!!!!!!

Micky-T said...

You truly are on a
"quest for food"

One time, for a couple of months in England, I ate from the kitchen of a man who created every dish, sauce and dessert. May I ask what school you attended?

doggybloggy said...

c bowie: ok

mandi: I feel like I stalk you....

micky T - THE university of the streets...or do you mean UNM?

doggybloggy said...

a lot of people make things from scratch - I make things because I itch!

Anette said...

That looks so nice!! All the lovely food, I could just feel the warmth, and the Monopoly at the end, it just made it perfect! Hope you're having a happy Thanksgiving this week, we don't celebrate this in Norway, but I've been invited a couple of times to a friends house to celebrate it! Lovely food!!

The Blonde Duck said...

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

buffalodick said...

Lookin' good! Ours was a complete meal of tradition- good, but boring!

starrlife said...

Looks absolutely fabulous!I bet it tasted good too!

doggybloggy said...

anette: It is just a great excuse to eat too much...and I cant resist..

TBD: we did and I hope you did too..

buff: change it up - throw some curves...

starrlife: it did indeedy

Beth said...

dog, your stuff looks great as usual. Thanksgiving with The Higgenbottoms was delish!! but Im tired of turkey already!, so we're making pizzas tonight. woohoo!!!

and we did a stuffing with chopped apples and walnuts...while it was good, it was missing.."something"...maybe you season it differntly than regualr stuffing?.,....IDK....

xoxox

deb said...

I left Holiday mumblings on your chef 's coat blog. :)

enjoy the left overs. I am. My turkey is juicier! :)

nanananana

Marjie said...

It's always a great day! One of the few where no one wants presents, just to stuff their faces!

Anonymous said...

You're pretty much an asshole, aren't you?

Shayne said...

your spread looks awesome! I'm sure you had lots of fun!

doggybloggy said...

beth: mmm pizza, I am making a lasagna bianco - if thats even a word

deb: I got your mumblings...

marjie: it is a nice day whether its spent with one or one hundred

anonymous: I sure can be but not as much as you for hiding behind 'anonymous'

doggybloggy said...

shayne: thanks and welcome...I was responding at the same time you were commenting...well it wasnt that much fun since I lost at monopoly....

Joy said...

Wow! That looks delicious and wonderful! Wish I had a chef!

Happy, Happy T-Day!

Zen Chef said...

Hey, how come some of the pics are blurry? There was booze involved in the preparation, wasn't it?

Nicely done, man! I'm still recovering from my Thanksgiving... cooking for 25. ugh!

ayamlin said...

Hello!
it looks so yammy.
last monday I had a English conversation class. my English teacher is from NY.
and he made us see a famous drama in US. he said " it's the most popular drama." a young docter was in it. and he talked about thanks giving in it....

Chef E said...

Man Dog- I am jonesin to blog my stuff from the past three days after looking at your yummy stuff'ed photos...

I feel like parade balloon today...watch out on the news I might just come down your street throw me up a tomato boat :)

myfrenchkitchen said...

Great food, great company, great life...!
Ronell

doggybloggy said...

joy: I wish you had a chef too

Zen C: as usual you do more than most humans...yeah a little tipsy makes everything blurry

ayamlin: do you remember the name of the movie - its probably something that comes out every year at this time or its Grays Anatomy - but I am guessing

Chef e: we are off turkey and on to lasagna over here - and if a tomato river comes down my block I will leave the light on for you

myfrenchkitchen-ronell: thanks for visiting - the more the merrier!

Raisin Girl said...

Better ask for a dish-washer for Christmas!
Once again, your dishes amaze me!

Mandi said...

Did I miss something - are you stalking me?????? Your not doing a very good job because I didnt notice!!! ha ha ha

Food looks wonderful.......

pinknest said...

spectacular!! hope you had a nice thanksgiving. those sweet potatoes and marshmallows look so scrumptious.

Bina said...

You always have such great food. You are killing me here!!!!!!!

TavoLini said...

mmmm, that looks great! What's your oyster stew recipe?

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