This past thanksgiving I decided it was my turn to finally cook and host my first Thanksgiving Dinner. I have been mastering my skills in the kitchen and thought it was time to take it to the next level. Thanksgiving dinner was going to be away for me to prove to myself and to others that I Jonathan am a GREAT COOK!!! Or a failure but lucky I didn’t fail.
I had two thanksgiving dinners actually. One that was for my family and a few friends who were from out of town and had never experienced thanksgiving and the following day I was having a potluck thanksgiving where all my friends brought a dish from home and we all got to experience a different dish…..not to mention I wasn’t going to slave away in the kitchen for two days straight.
On thanksgiving day I cooked and made the Turkey ( which came out AMAZING AND JUICY) I made mash potatoes with a hint of tarragon, some mushrooms with tarragon as well as a nice arugula salad with gorgonzola cheese. My mother brought some meatloaf and Warrick took care of desserts.
It was My mothers, sister, brother, Bertha, Michael, Warrick and myself on the actual thanksgiving day. I think it was nice that Warrick was able to make it since he was visiting from Australia and had never been to a Thanksgiving dinner. After dinner we played Jinga and just talked for a bit. It was a pretty millow night and got the praised I wanted for the meal J Unfortunately I didn’t take pictures of my food or meal.
Now the Potluck itself was a success!!!! I had it on the following day and had about 15-18 people over in my little apartment. I didn’t cook a thing since I still had left overs from the night before and everyone else brought a dish. I have pictures of that night. We all talked, listened to music, and we also played Jinga as well. The night was also a big success and I was happy that everyone was able to share with one another. I guess this year I was just really thankful to have nice people around me.
I know I haven’t blogged in so long now but I am going to try to catch up.
Hope all is well