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Charles’ Thanksgiving Dinner

Yep. That’s right folks. It’s January and I’m posting about Thanksgiving!

Due to a free-throw bet that Charles lost (to a girl), he ended up having to make a turkey dinner… with all the fixinings (even green bean casserole was specifically requested).

This weekend, he made good on that bet and cooked for about a dozen of our closest friends.

The turkey was grilled (his second time attempting this). It was basted in butter and stuffed with veggies before being thrown onto the flames, and toward the end was slightly smoked with some added hickory chips. He’s found this a successful way to make a juicy crispy bird.

There were a plethora of side dishes! Grilled asparagus and lemon, stove top (one of two shorcuts), sauteed squash, mashed potatoes, mac and cheese, and the infamous green bean casserole. Oh, and Rolls! OH! The rolls… Ask Bob about Grands Biscuits. He ate about 9 of them.

Weinies and meatballs hung out in barbeque sauce in the crock pot.

How pretty is that bird? Doesn’t it look delicious? I could eat this meal all over again right now (but perhaps that has something to do with the disgusting chicken salad “sandwich” I had for lunch).

We all ate. And ate and ate. And ate and ate and ate some more.

Then we tried Katrina’s bourbon brownies…OMG. I don’t particularly like brownies (they’re too sweet) and I don’t particularly like bourbon (um…no comment) but together? A perfect marriage. The bourbon cuts the sweetness.

And since it was Sunday, we finished the day with football. And I was so excited to see the next day on the news, that yes, that guy did just pick his nose and wipe it on his teammate.

  1. Kt
    January 25, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    Yup. Despite my reservations about an elderly bird, that was an AMAZING dinner. Rivals his prime rib. 😉

    • January 25, 2011 at 4:19 pm

      It wasn’t “elderly”…it was aged 🙂

  2. Jeannine
    January 25, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    Yes to bourbon! And to brownies!

  1. February 15, 2011 at 1:02 pm

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