Giving Thanks '06

Yesterday was Thanksgiving and I hope that anybody reading this (from the USA) had a good one. :-)

We usually go to my bestest friend (30 years and going strong!) Adrienne's house but we had some things that needed to be taken care of and we stayed home. It was the five of us, my mom, my cousin and her son.

Our menu:

We started with:
Rigatoni with Billy's homemade marinara sauce.
Antipasto (fresh mozerella, red peppers & black olives)
Mozerella bread

After about an hour, we had:

A 12 lb turkey cooked in our rotissiere. Butter on the skin and lemon pepper spices.
A ham shank coated in brown sugar and covered in pineapple.
mashed potatoes
mashed sweet potatoes with marshmellow on top
brocolli and carrots in an herb sauce
corn and mixed veggies with parmesean cheese

Pumpkin pie and pumpkin cake with cool whip followed. :-)

I had everything except the turkey and ham (being a long time vegetarian). It was a really nice, relaxed day. Things have been stressful so it was nice to have a calm day. :-)