I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We normally travel up to New Jersey to celebrate this holiday with family. It is always a lot of fun...a house filled with a lot of people, a lot of food and a lot of love. My kids have an especially good time. They get showered with attention from their grandparents, aunts, uncles and many cousins. This year however, we decided to stay here in Virginia and had a more low key celebration with some friends.
One great thing about staying here is that I actually got to do some of the cooking this year. So, I thought I would share with you what I made....because of course you know I had to photograph it :) Yes, I *heart* food porn!
My friend Anne and I planned a pretty traditional dinner with turkey, stuffing, green beans, corn and apple pie. I made the mashed potatoes and the following yums:
Fresh Cranberry Orange Sauce
Honey Poppyseed Butter served with an assortment of breads and rolls
Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Gingersnap Crust
I had planned on only piping one ring of fresh whipped cream on top of the cheesecake, however my cake developed some big crack while rest on the counter after baking. The funny thing was when my son looked at the cake and the cracks he said to me "Cool Mom! You made a star shape on top!"....ummm, yeah just like I had planned :)