October 14, 2008

thanksgiving night

Crazy long weekend I had this thanksgiving weekend~ Friday right after work, I drove by IKEA to get lingonberry sauce for the turkey. It's the same kind as meatball plate you order at IKEA restaurant~ I like that more than cranberry sauce~ So anyways Matt, Paul and I drove to Loblaws and bought rest of the ingredients we need for the turkey and stuffing.

On Saturday I went to Apple Factory with my parents in the morning(which I posted below) Then Paul and I got to Matt's at 2pm to cut up anything we need to for Sunday. I drove to M&M's meat shop to buy pumpkin pie for dessert which we really didn't need.... ;) Then I got home and stayed at home all night playing Wii Fit with my dad~ Well it was more like I was playing the game and he was sitting on the couch moving his legs with me.

Sleeping early made the Sunday go well, I was able to wake up naturally at 8am~ Our goal was to have the stuffing ready by 11:30am so we can stuff the stuffing in the turkey and start baking at 12pm. This year we got 25lb turkey to serve almost 30 guests~

I didn't put the picture of it but the stuffing we followed last year turned all purple as we were simmering. We realized later the raisins we used were organic last year but this time we bought regular raisins that had food coloring in them. So the color spread the whole stuffing and turned really ugly purple.... We considered putting yellow food coloring to brown them ;) But luckily, the stuffing in the turkey browned the stuffing so it actually looked good~!

Paul was transferring the turkey in a bowl from table to the sink, then the juice from the neck started dripping and it made a mess~ 0_-

The dinner went very well~ We had LOTS of good food served made by each guests. Not everyone was seated in this photo but these 2 dinning tables fits 30 people~
30 people was A LOT!! When you name them it's all the people we all hang out regularly so you wouldn't think there's not many but when you actually count them, that's when you be surprised.
The hall way was filled with people, we kicked people out the kitchen and hang out in the basement.

Sadly I didn't get the chance to eat the salmon, by the time I was going to grab it, it was gone =(
The gravy tasted good but it wasn't thick enough.... Can oil mix cornstarch? Everytime it sets, the oil and water mixed cornstarch splits. So it's not mixing together....
I expected rice, pasta, potatoes, to have no meat but it turned out almost every meal has meat in them. I got so full pretty fast because of that.... 0_O

Are there that many meat lovers???

We definitely had too much dessert too. We had 2 apple pies, flan, fruit tart, mini cupcakes, and pumpkin pie. I enjoyed the cupcakes~ =) I shoulda had more!



    btw, you totally got my brother addicted to that lingonsylt... he's been putting the leftover jam on EVERYTHING.

  2. haha then 3 jars of those will last him for a while~


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