Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving

Hello!
I just wanted to pop in and wish everyone a very happy Thanksgiving!





Hope you had a lovely holiday.

39 comments:

  1. Thanks for remembering to show us that you are still cooking. Love the presentation of the turkey and fruit. I would love to know what that other stuff is...(I do recognize the potatoes). Your girl is looking gorgeous.

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    1. Thank you! All the standard stuff-I made stuffing/dressing, biscuits (don't think I have a photo of those), roasted carrots and parsnips, mashed potatoes, turkey, and pumpkin pie. Hope you have a great celebration tonight!

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  2. Yay, I've been waiting for your post! Your Thanksgiving table is gorgeous and it looks even better with the feast you prepared! I love that you incorporated touches of green in the palette - it feels so fresh! Wishing you and your family a wonderful holiday season!!! XOXO

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    1. Thanks, Yuko! I hadn't ever done a green turkey platter before. I wanted to use flat leaf parsley, but the grocery was out! The curly parsley makes it look a little hotel buffet, but that's okay :)

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    2. I think it's beautiful! The curly parsley is adding a nice texture to the dish. I like that you also used the apples and grapes for a lighter shade of green. Lovely!!

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  3. Look at that delectable food! YUM!! And the gorgeous transferware china. Very beautiful presentation, Stephen! Will you be decorating for Christmas soon? I think I might get my table top tree this weekend. Hope you had a wonderful and warm Thanksgiving.
    Great to see you back on the blog :)
    xoxo
    L

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  4. PS - Love the footed silver punch bowl. Where did you find it?

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    1. Thank you so much, Loi! I've decorated the salon. I won't decorate at home until the 20thish. I use all real stuff and like to be fresh and fragrant for Christmas. I found the bowl at an antique store for $12. Hope Chinese Thanksgiving was as delicious as it sounded!

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    2. Chinese thanksgiving was a blast - now they want tom and me to host Xmas!!! Let me have that bowl when you are done ;-)

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    3. I see them on eBay every now and again! I'll send you a link if I see it. You MUST host Christmas! You have room/hiding places for guests now, so you have no excuse :) plus you get total control! I'll tell you what to need to make hosting Christmas so much easier is a sous vide machine. It allows you to make the world's best turkey so easily. I did all the work for my turkey on Monday. Then it just needs a half hour in the oven at the end. No basting, no checking, and no monopolized oven space for hours on end. It makes holiday cooking so much easier. You can get started with sous vide for about $300 (if you don't already have a vacuum sealer). It's worth its weight in gold. Maybe I'll write a post on it. I can't believe it's not more popular. The other great thing about hosting is that you don't have to leave the puppies all day!

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    4. Thanks for all the tips :) definitely write a post on your sous vide machine - I've never heard of it. Off to google - xoxo

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  5. Your table and food always look so amazing. Love the china with the white tablecloth...such a pretty winter look!

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    1. Thank you! Haha the tablecloth was an odyssey. My mom made it. She's a serious perfectionist so it was being worked on until the very last second. Hope you had a nice, laid back thanksgiving like you were planning!

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  6. Love the blue and white thanksgiving setting! Glad to se you back!!

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    1. Thank you!! I hope you have details of your thanksgiving on your blog!

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  7. In these parts, don't do thanksgiving but do give thanks for:
    a Stephen Andrew post
    blue and white china
    photo of Barbie.
    It all looks beautiful.
    love from another pinot grigio drinker.

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    1. Aww! Thank you! A PG holiday toast to you!

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  8. well now. i will take all i can get dear stephen. i hope your thanksgiving was wonderful and i hope your dear mother is resting comfortably. xo

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    1. Thank you! It was! I told her she could have the weekend off, but she needs to get back on it for Christmas! Lol. I kept writing longer posts and then hating them!

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  9. Happy Thanksgiving. Hope your holidays are FAB!

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    1. Thank you, Ron! Happy holidays to you!! And congratulations on your beautiful new nephew! I wish my damn siblings would produce some nieces and nephews for me! :)

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  10. Happy thanksgiving I am so glad you are BACK x

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    1. Thank you, FF!! I would love to see an FF thanksgiving fete.

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  11. Happy Thanksgiving Stephen! That is the most beautifully
    arranged turkey platter I have ever seen!

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    1. Thank you so much! Happy Thanksgiving to you, too.

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  12. Yahoo - you are back. We don't do Thanksgiving here in Australia but I do give thanks for a lovely Stephen Andrew post at last. You have such marvellous taste and bring such colour and warmth to everything....you should feel very proud of everything you produce. Fingers crossed you feel up to posting regularly again.....

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    1. Thank you so much, Brama! What a wonderfully kind thing to say. I have a few more ideas for posts. :)

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  13. Lovely table! The turkey platter was really a work of art. Jenn at East Meets South

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  14. Thank you for linking up your absolutely beautiful Thanksgiving table! Your table and your platter are GORGEOUS!! Have a great week, Stephen!

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    1. Thank you so much! I've enjoyed reading the other b&w bash entries.

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  15. So much beauty Stephen! Thank you so much for sharing!!
    xoxo
    Karena
    The Arts by Karena

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    1. Thank you, Karena! Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving.

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  16. Your turkey platter is SO fresh and appealing. The side dishes look delicious and of course your table and buffet are lovely. We had a nice Thanksgiving on HHI, I made several sides and pies. The oven was stubborn about staying high enough to properly roast the root veggies so took forever to get them roasted. Luckily I started early enough in the day to not make us all wait to eat. A sous vide machine??? Fascinating, will research. Barbie is of course her usual adorable self. That is my favorite shot with the food in the background.

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    1. Thank you! Oh I'll bet your Thanksgiving was just wonderful. I heard the weather wasn't ideal, but I suspect it's all a matter of opinion. I love the misty and cool days down there. I think I will write a post on sous vide cooking. It's such a wonderful tool. And obscenely under utilized in my opinion!

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    2. Weather was picture perfect after Tuesday. Clear blue skies, posted some island scene pics on my Instagram. I made southern style corn casserole, roasted sweet potatoes and butternut squash, roasted brussels sprouts and aioli for an appetizer, a pumpkin pie and a raspberry gelatin mold with oranges, cranberries and raspberries. Oh also a bunch of cheese wafers to accompany the champagne! I read about the sous vide machine, how did you ever hear about that?

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    3. I don't quite remember where I heard about it first. Maybe on Top Chef. I first saw one at my favorite restaurant (really the only restaurant I like!). they have a commercial unit and after tasting a steak first cooked sous vide and then grilled, I knew I needed one! It's like a crock pot over which you have total control.

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