Trial Thanksgiving 2010

I can hardly believe that Thanksgiving is over already and I barely had time to curl up on the sofa and savor the proverbial crumbs from Trial Thanksgiving the week before as it was truly epic. Within a matter of moments, everyone’s careful menu planning and diligent cooking was laid to waste by a hungry horde and all that was left was a decimated turkey carcass and a pile of dishes in the sink. My job has hogged most of my brain cells so all I can offer is a visual account so you can fill in the blanks.

Rye Pecan Pie made by the Doctor

My edible table decor

Mashed Parsnips


Lemony green beans made by me and Mac & Cheese made by Babyfigs


Cheddar Thyme Rolls by the Doctor's friends


Cornbread and Sausage Stuffing by the Doctor

Fuyu Persimmon Salad from LAtimes with Cumin-Lime vinaigrette

Super easy to make salad and very delicious. You can probably make a few hours in advance but it doesn’t taste as good the next day.

Just realized that every single food item was either orange or yellow, except the green beans. Hmmm…will keep color diversity in mind for next year.


Traditional roast turkey breast, two garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, and brussel sprouts. Don't let the container fool you--that is Cupcake's home made cranberry sauce.

Deboned Turkey with Sticky Rice stuffing

Beauty shot of the masterpiece that took two doctors to construct. The Urologist deboned the turkey with the skillful precision that any guy would want from a surgeon who is operating in that general area…and the Doctor stuffed it with sticky rice,  sewed it back up, and roasted it to perfection. This bird look so relaxed, whilst reclining on a roasting rack before the hungry horde descended upon it . I briefly considered posting the “after” picture but I decided that it was a bit much and definitely NSFV (Not Safe for Vegetarians).

Salted Caramel Pecan Cheesecake by Cupcake and Pumpkin Streusel Gateau Basque by Joe of Demi Peche


Apple Green Chile Pie by the Doctor

From Chili Pies and Ice Cream ad NYTimes

Wish I had room for all the pics but the final tally, not including cheese & salumi, and countless bottles of wine was:

3 different stuffings, 2 brussel sprout dishes, 3 mashed tubers, roasted sweet potato chips, 1.5 turkeys, mac & cheese, green beans, persimmon salad, stewed chestnuts with ricotta cheese, fresh dinner rolls, and a lot of dessert as shown in the recap below.

No idea how my friends and I will top this next year.

3 thoughts on “Trial Thanksgiving 2010

  1. you were right, only ‘epic’ can describe the event. and yes, color diversity needs to be kept in mind next year. 🙂 Thanks for the great recap of the event!

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