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Thanksgiving Recap

Our dining menu, for which I can't claim any credit because we went to visit relatives: turkey with associated stuffing and gravy, creamed onions, mashed potatoes, mashed squash, mashed chestnuts, green beans (un-mashed), and both whole-berry and jellied cranberry sauce.

Desserts, where I can claim credit for some of them, but not the first two and a half (I provided partial help and supervision as my daughter made the fudge pie): apple pie, pumpkin pie, fudge brownie pie, pecan pie, cranberry/raisin pie, and two square puff-pastry apple tarts.

The ingredients for the apple tarts were intended to be in a tarte tatin, but I need to find another recipe. The one that I used led me into candying the caramel sauce. Twice. :-P
But there was enough delicious food for 11 people to feel very well fed, and leftovers enough for sharing. 
{EDIT: Apple tart recipe added in comment below. ] 



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 28th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
Glad to hear that you had such a good Thanksgiving, Kat! :)
Nov. 30th, 2008 05:03 am (UTC)
Thank you! I hope yours was good too? (If not, I'll wish you better for the other upcoming holidays?)
Nov. 30th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thanksgiving up here was about a month ago, and it was a good holiday, although I didn't eat as much turkey as I could/should have. :)

As for the next batch of holidays, we'll see. I have my appointment at the Diabetes Clinic here in Ottawa on the 17th of December, so Xmas may or may not be a good one this year, depending. :)
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:03 pm (UTC)
I'll keep my fingers crossed for you! And, if that doesn't work, I'll send you some appropriate recipes that you may find yummy anyway.
Dec. 1st, 2008 05:01 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a plan to me! :)
Nov. 30th, 2008 04:44 pm (UTC)
Oh my lord. Fudge pie sounds so good right now. I've never really worked with puff pastry--did you make the pastry from scratch or did you pick it up in the freezer section?
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:00 pm (UTC)
I've seen recipes that claim to make it easy, but it's one of the things I wimp out on. Frozen, from the grocery store. :-) It's usually next to the frozen pie shells.

Simple Apple Tart

1 sheet commercial puff pastry, thawed
3 large apples, pared, cored, sliced
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1 TB. flour
1 TB. brown sugar
3 TB. white sugar
2 TB. butter, melted

Preheat oven to 400 F. Lightly spray baking sheet with oil and/or cover with foil. Put pastry on baking sheet and crimp up edges. Mix cinnamon, flour, sugars together and toss with apples. Spread on top of pastry, not too close to edge. Drizzle with butter. Bake about 30-40 minutes.
Nov. 30th, 2008 06:04 pm (UTC)
OooOOOoooh! Recipe! I'll be saving that. =) Thank you!
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