Putting semi in the semi-live: aftermath

November 23, 2007 in baking, cooking, holiday

Things were going ok and then pow, time contracted and chaos ruled the house!

I hope you all had an excellent Thanksgiving. We had an excellent time.

Today I am going to step through a few more shots. Food photography in our kitchen is tough so you will have to forgive the somewhat scary images, especially of the turkey!

Thanksgiving 2007: toasting crostini

I toasted baguettes for crostini.

Thanksgiving 2007: making appetizers

I enlisted grandpa to help with the crostini. Cucumbers, caramelized onions with fig vinegar, roasted garlic, salmon, etc.

Thanksgiving 2007: crostini with cukes and caramelized onions

They came out beautifully!

Thanksgiving 2007: asparagus frond decor

I used asparagus fronds as greenery around the house.

Thanksgiving 2007: baby O watching, about to go to a nap

Baby O had to watch from his area, drove him nuts.

Thanksgiving 2007: brining

The turkey was brined overnight.

Thanksgiving 2007: roasting pan

Roasting pan with onions, olive oil and rosemary.

Thanksgiving 2007: turkey before

The turkey is lubed inside and out, salted a bit, stuffed with some garlic and rosemary and roasted breast down for 1 hour and then flipped and roasted until 160 F in the meat (used heat probe) Used foil toward the end.

Thanksgiving 2007: turkey aftewards

The sugar in the brine makes for a dark roasted skin color!

Thanksgiving 2007: grandparents and grandkids

Thanksgiving 2007: making a gingerbread house

While it was cooking the grandparents decorated a gingerbread house with the grandkids.

Thanksgiving 2007: another night-time shot of turkey

Thanksgiving 2007: night-time shot of turkey

Shots of the turkey at the table, after nightfall, are always tough!

Happy Thanksgiving!