We celebrated our first Hawaiian Thanksgiving with good friends and good food!
Mmmm! That’s a plate full of deliciousness!
I actually made my first turkey this year and I’m sad to say I didn’t get very many pictures of the process and final product, but it actually turned out pretty well! I was proud of my first attempt and now I don’t feel so intimidated by those large birds. They’re actually much easier to make than I realized, plus I found tons of great recipe ideas when I was searching online. I ended up going with a fresh herbs recipe and using a compound butter courtesy of Tom Colicchio to help keep the breast meat moist. I’m a HUGE Tom Colicchio and Top Chef fan. I want to go to his restaurant, Craft, someday. He seems like such a great chef, but I’m also a little bit partial towards bald men. 🙂
Here’s a few pictures from our feast. A special thanks to my friend Melissa who took these pictures while I was wrangling with the kids!
Here’s my first turkey!
This is a great recipe to have for Holiday meals. I actually prepared it the night before and refrigerated it until I was ready to pop it in the oven. I just topped it with the cheese and bacon and baked it along with our other sides. Being able to make this ahead of time is a lifesaver when you have so much else going on in the kitchen. It’s a definite crowd-pleaser and makes a perfect addition to any holiday menu. Enjoy!
These Loaded Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate cheesy side dish! They are perfect for holidays or any meal! Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything
These Loaded Mashed Potatoes are the ultimate cheesy side dish! They are perfect for holidays or any meal!
Adapted from: The Girl Who Ate Everything