Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving Feast

For this year's Thanksgiving, I decided to not go the traditional route. Instead of turkey, I roasted a small duck. Without a a giant turkey taking up my oven space and hours of cooking time, I was a lot less stressed. Either that or I've just gotten a lot better at prepping and staying organized! I have to admit though, it didn't feel like Thanksgiving without turkey. Dinner turned out great regardless. We had wayyyy too much food and were eating leftovers for days.

pistachio crusted goat cheese

roasted beet salad, pistachio crusted goat cheese, muscat champagne vinaigrette

roasted duck, cherry port sauce

beef bone marrow, capers, crostini

mashed sweet potatoes

green beans, shallots, garlic, lemon

honey glazed ham

lobster mac & cheese

spicy sausage corn bread stuffing

duck fat potatoes

chocolate chip pumpkin bread pudding


  1. Just found your blog via your interview on Yuli! I think it's wonderful that you went the non-traditional route and opted for duck instead of turkey, sounds exactly like what my family usually does. Super impressive spread...would love to get the recipe for that duck someday : )

    1. Kathy--thanks for the kind words! I'm happy to share my recipes. Is there an email I can send it to?