Happy Belated Thanksgiving!

by jerseygirl on November 27, 2009 · 11 comments

Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! It was also my husband and I’s 15th wedding anniversary and we had a nice relaxing day. This was the first Thanksgiving dinner we cooked in about 6 years so it was fun to plan and decide on the menu. I know turkey is the main event in many families but here it is all about the antipasto and appetizers. The husband and I split up the chores in making dinner. He was in charge of the turkey while I was in charge of the appetizers and sides. My brother and neighbors brought dessert so everything was very managable.

Although turkey is not the big favorite at our house, the hubby did a great job of cooking it on the grill. I bought an already brined fresh turkey from Trader Joe’s. My husband rubbed it with a fresh herb mixture of rosemary, sage and thyme. He basted and grilled it to perfection.  Take a look at the golden skin. It was delicious and I am looking forward to leftovers!

We love sausage stuffing so I decided to try something new this year and I made Nonna’s stuffing from Aggie’s Kitchen. I had never tried stuffing with pasta before but I know Aggie always knows what she’s doing.  It was great and could be a meal in itself. More yummy leftovers for us! Check out Aggie’s blog for her stuffing or a collection of other great recipes.
And here is the antipasto platter and appetizers. We had an array of cheeses, Italian meats, marinated lupini beans and artichokes along with some prosciutto bread. The problem is always finding room for the main course after nibbling on this.
I hope everyone has a good Black Friday. There is no shopping for me today! I tend to stay away from the shopping crowds. Today is my little guy’s 8th birthday so I am making cupcakes and preparing for his birthday. Stay tuned and come back tonight to see the rainbow cupcakes I made.

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Mary November 27, 2009 at 3:02 pm

…and a happy belated anniversary to you. The turkey and the appetizers look just wonderful. It looks like you had a great day.

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Leslie November 27, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Happy Thanksgiving to you as well. And Happy Birthday to your little one

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kat November 27, 2009 at 7:54 pm

Looks like you had a great feast!

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Proud Italian Cook November 27, 2009 at 9:55 pm

Your turkey looks fantastic, but I'm a sucker for appetizers like that!

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Jen_from_NJ November 27, 2009 at 10:19 pm

Happy belated Thanksgiving and happy birthday to your son! I am so happy that you had a nice relaxing day. I did also! The antipasto looks delish!

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Culinary Cory November 27, 2009 at 10:49 pm

Happy Thanksgiving! Your turkey looks amazing.

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Patsyk November 28, 2009 at 10:54 pm

The turkey and antipasto/appetizers look fantastic!

Happy belated Thanksgiving to you as well!

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That Girl November 29, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Happy Belated Anniversary!!!

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John and Lisa Howard-Fusco November 30, 2009 at 1:20 am

Happy Anniversary from one John and Lisa to another! ;) – John

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Karen Harris November 30, 2009 at 12:24 pm

Your turkey looks fantastic too! I love the idea of pasta in stuffing. Your "big boy" is adorable.

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Aggie December 1, 2009 at 9:19 am

What a full holiday weekend for you! Happy anniversary and birthday wishes to your little guy!

So glad you enjoyed the stuffing!! It made my mom and nonna smile when I told them you were making it…and you are so right, it could totally be a meal in itself! I should make it more than once a year!

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