Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Early tomorrow we're leaving for Iowa for a family gathering and won't be back for a few days. My extended family is loud, funny, and boisterous and the food NEVER disappoints!
My brother is deep frying the turkey after first coating it with an amazing spice rub that caramelizes and becomes more like a crust.
Sister #2 has made the fresh cranberry sauce with fresh AND crystallized ginger and curry.
SIL is bringing her wonderful pies.
Today I'm cooking up a red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting, honey roasted sweet potatoes with whiskey butter sauce, dips, and pan of bars.
Multiple other relatives will be bringing their specialties - hoping cousin Sarah brings the scalloped oysters!!
The coffee pot won't stop for hours into the afternoon. And the cards for poker and 500 will be flying. I'm sure there will be a nice long walk in the brisk Iowa country air at some point. Makes us ready for more coffee and pie when we return.
Sending my best wishes to all of you for a wonderful holiday
and a great meal with loved ones.