Doug and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving as a married couple this past weekend. With our work schedules, it was difficult for both of us to make it "home" to see our families. Luckily, my mom and dad were able to make the trip out to Chicago and help bring some family time to us! Nice! I couldn't imagine a Thanksgiving meal without my mom's stuffing. Thanks, Mom, for teaching me how to cook it this year! We managed to create a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner for four in our small kitchen (with only one oven... I know, can you imagine)!?!
2011 Thanksgiving Menu
Doug's Cocktail Meatballs
Hot Mulled Cider with Brandy
Dad's Mashed Potatoes
Mom's Traditional Stuffing
Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole
Cranberry, Fig and Pistachio Chutney
Doug's Autumn Salad
Gingersnap Pumpkin Pie
with Brandy Whipped Cream
Don't worry... I'll post some of those recipes soon so that we all can refer to it next year. Other than cooking, we had a jam-packed weekend!
Parade on State Street
Ice Skating in Millenium Park
We went to Girl and the Goat! Every single bite was DELICIOUS!
Yup... that's us with Top Chef Stephanie Izard.