Thursday, November 25, 2010

Howdy Pilgrim

I love Thanksgiving turkey.  It's the only time in Los Angeles that you see natural breasts.  
~Arnold Schwarzenegger  

It's empowering carving the turkey!  I've carved lots of roast chicken, but youtube helped me with the big bird.  Tip: Invest in kitchen shears.

Martha Stewart's recipe for Lemon-Thyme Potato Gratin is the most irresistible potato dish.  It disappeared once my family got a taste. This comes from a girl who eats mashed potatoes with everything. Get the recipe here.

Christian Louboutin's red soles make me feel festive!

Basting the most delicious bird ever.  I did a chipotle rub with cilantro, thyme, flat leaf parsley, & chipotle peppers.  Cooked at 350 for 3 hours.  Perfect.

Did I sneak a slice while carving?  Possibly.

It's an intense undertaking.

Dressing, green beans and salad, check.  @Robertd3 is looking at me like, "hurry up."

Dad smells something.  He's been known to sneak a bite too.

Aren't the turkey and the potato gratin gorgeous?

Every cook's favorite part (aside from someone offering to do dishes) is serving everyone.
When my family chows down without talking to each other, it's a sure sign they like the food.

Gotta love it.

Happy holidays all.


Maggy said...

You look so beautiful and so does the food you cooked. I love the potato's Au Gratin, going to have to try those for Christmas. Thank's for sharing your wonderful dinner.

suzannemarques said...

i'm so excited for you to try them!! you're welcome xoxoxo

Anonymous said...

Suzanne, you look beautiful & your food looks delicious... I miss seeing you on GDLA. Jillian has got to be THE most obnoxious woman on tv.... Are these pictures taken from your home? It's gorgeous!!!

willske6sop said...

WoW Great food, good friends, Family & a Beautiful Hostess "keys to a Successful social event" Suzanne working so hard over a hot stove and still looking so Beautiful you should film the prep,cooking,and dinner/party planing for CBS or PBS Holiday specials. the food all looked so tasty

suzannemarques said...

These pics were taken at my parents' home in Long Beach! I'll pass the compliments to my mom (though I had quite a hand in helping with the decor :) miss my Good Day LA fam of course!

thank you Will! great idea actually!

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanks Giving and wow that meal look good


JouJou Loves You said...

Mmmm!!! The dinner looked WONDERFUL!!!! BRAVO!!!!!


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