Thursday, November 17, 2011

Counting Down to Thanksgiving...Day 2

When preparing for a dinner party the first thing you have to decide on is of course the meal.  I have learned the hard way, that when you live on an island, you must buy the holiday food essentials early!  Last year, my family made last minute plans.  This meant that the day before Thanksgiving, I was at the store searching for pumpkin pie mix, pie shells and cool whip.  In the real world this would be ok, not here.  Of the two stores to shop on the island, one was completely sold out of pumpkin pie mix, and whipped cream.  The other store had pumpkin pie mix, but I had to buy whipped cream in the aerosol can.  In the end, we were able to enjoy pumpkin pie, but the shopping trip was not fun.

This year, I made sure to get everyone to make a plan.

The menu......
A Very Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

A basic roasted Turkey, smothered in butter and herbs,
cooked on a bed of onions, carrots and celery.

 Prepared inside the turkey and in a casserole pan.


This is because vegetarians, like me,
need something more than just side dishes.

Pumpkin Pie