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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Thanksgiving, Post Mortem

We finally put away the leftovers.

We started a tradition last year, that we will likely keep for years to come. Since there are only two of us, we don't prepare the full-on turkey dinner more than once a year. But we both really like the traditional Thanksgiving foods. So, we made enough food this year to feed 20 people...20 large people ! We had a 20 pound turkey, some of the recipes you see below (the stuffing and sweet potato recipe we doubled), 10 pounds of mashed potatoes, and 2 quarts of gravy.

We have now eaten turkey for three days, and this morning we put togther 15 turkey dinners, consisting of the leftover turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing and sweet potatoes. Each dinner is enough for Ray and I to share, so at any point in the coming year we can defrost one, warm it up in the microwave and revisit Thanksgiving. We also have 4 containers of just stuffing and mashed potatoes, which we can put along side a small pork roast or chicken. And one container of sweet potatoes that tastes enough like dessert that I might just use it for one !

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving. We'll be enjoying ours all year long.

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