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the big day, full of big flavors!!

The last few days have been filled with preparation for the Thanksgiving holiday… numerous runs to the market, prep work of some appetizers, as well as the big important part… the turkey!
The appetizers were endless… fresh mozz and tomato, stuffed mushrooms, marinated artichokes, along with a variety of others…
The main course was equally as vast! A nineteen pound turkey that was seasoned with my special ingredients [as well as ALOT of butter], fluffy stuffing, sautéed carrots, mashed potatoes, various sweet potato dishes, brussel sprouts, cauliflower sautéed in garlic and oil, as well as quite a few more…
After a quick cleanup and resting period, it was time for dessert… where oh where was one to put these?? Homemade pumpkin pie, coconut custard, a pecan cheesecake, cakey pumpkin chocolate chip cookies, cream puffs and an apple pie…
Stuffed is not a word to describe exactly how I’m feeling now, but once a year it’s acceptable and allowed!

at a low simmer…




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party on!

Tonight is a milestone birthday celebration… many courses were enjoyed!
Started with a delicious salad starter, followed by a crisp calamari platter and stuffed mushrooms! Onto a penne vodka [so YUM that the waitress brought a second plate] and then the mains arrived… chicken parm, veal marsala or shrimp scampi were the choices… All beautifully presented and I’m certain as tasty as mine!
Where will the cake fit in my belly??

at a low simmer…

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