I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! Ours was a good one. It was a quiet celebration this year, just the two of us. While we missed being home with our families, it was nice to spend a relaxing weekend together with no hectic travel involved.
Thursday morning started off with us preparing the turkey and my husband getting the smoker going. We used a simple but flavorful rub of rosemary, thyme, sage, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Combined with the mesquite smoke, it was a heavenly combination.
Before and after shot of the turkey! Yum!that I bought last week at Farm and Fable, candles, and a centerpiece of fall fruit and greenery.
cranberry sauce was chilling in the refrigerator. The gravy was simmering on the stove. The cornbread dressing and green pea casserole were ready to come out of the oven. The mashed potatoes were mashed with a generous amount of butter and cream, and the seared brussels sprouts were ready to be tossed with crispy bacon and toasted almonds.
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The rest of the weekend was quiet as well. We ate lots of leftovers: Turkey Terrific sandwiches with turkey, cranberry sauce, dressing, mashed potatoes, and gravy on potato rolls, Cranberry Sauce-Brie Grilled Cheese Sandwiches, Leftover Couscous Salad, and a big pot of Turkey Gumbo. We watched movies. We watched a large chunk of "24" Season 5 (We're working our way through the seasons. And for the record, I do not like President Logan). We worked on a craft project (more on that later). We visited a new-ish local brewery, Night Shift Brewing (more on that later as well).