As promised, here are some photos from our first ever attempt at hosting Thanksgiving. The meal turned out nicely, and the turkey really was excellent. We are still making some very yummy turkey sandwiches from the leftovers.
So here is our menu, with links to some of the recipes.
Roast turkey, which was first soaked in turkey brine
Pear-blue cheese salad with dijon vinaigrette dressing
(except instead of endive, I used spinach, and instead of blue cheese, I used gorgonzola)
this was probably my favorite part
sweet potato casserole
(I didn't use this exact recipe, but this one is almost identical)
rolls (I made yeast rolls)
chocolate harvest cake (I used splenda, this was OK, not the best chocolate cake)
roast squash and zucchini (I poured some olive oil, basil, oregano, and garlic salt on them and then baked them)
blue cranberry sauce
(I think this had too many spices, but it was still really good. I used frozen blueberries instead of fresh.)
All in all, it was good.
We got our tree up today, so now our house smells like Christmas. It's great.