Another day, another cooking club and being late in the year, the challenge was on for us to do our take on an American Thanksgiving meal – so queue the ham and the turkey, even the candied yams…. even though they sounded horrendous.
So we assembled at Kris’s house, the fellow of the lovely Lisa, and after a quick trip to the local IGA, with a very memorable sausage sizzle (happy sighs – so delish) we headed back and started reading up on the recipes.
We’d set ourself quite the challenge, but we each started tackling something different and slowly things came together.
Here is Maree putting together the cheesecake – baked white chocolate cheesecake, served with fruit.
We really took over the place…. stuff everywhere!
Look how hard these girls are working – what a team!
Ahh yes, the very glamerous job of removing the turkey neck from our whopping great big 4.5kg bird.
But I remembered the bird leg tieing trick that GG taught me! Looks all neat and tidy now, and in theory the stuffing shouldn’t fall out….
And this mixture was for our Jamie Oliver style hush puppies, a deep fried before dinner snack
Say cheese team!
This creation was a tarte tatin – with chipolatas and cranberrys and stuffing balls… different yes, but delicious entirely!
It was quite an epic undertaking in terms of prep work for the evening meal
But at last it all came together and the guests arrived! Hows this impressive bird!
So much food! Green beans, carrots with dill, sour cream and chives mashed potato, candied yams (done in a Betty Crocker style – so no marshmallows!), and ham, turkey and the special tarte.
Tehehe the sad turkey leg Maree ended up with – slim pickings!
Hows this!! Needless to say I didn’t finish this massive serve…. slightly ambitious. Had to try though.
And I almost forgot the peacan pie! It was pretty tasty too!
Always room for a bit of dessert.