Monday, December 1, 2008

Thanksgiving Southern Style

Doesn't this look like some kind of ancient turkey torture device? Apparently, after watching way too many episodes of Alton Brown my dad decided this is the way to fry a turkey, can't really argue since the turkey was delicious! I just see it as a sign that craftiness is hiding in everyone, they just have to find an outlet for it.

Nana's Pound Cake... (made by my step-mom):
Pioneer Woman's Caramel Pumpkin Gingersnap Cheesecake (made by me!):

We did the usual family gathering and copius amounts of food consumption. However, the main focus of the evening ended up being my cousin's dog, Beaver. I think we all considered abducting him at some point and my mom is still talking about what a great dog he is. I will post some completed craftiness tomorrow if I can get enough light to take good pictures, we had grayness and snow today.


randi said...

I love your dad's turkey contraption! My hubs would love to deep fry a turkey, but I like it cooked the old fashioned way--in the oven!

quiltu said...

I can't believe John wouldn't let me have Beaver. It isn't like I ever ask for much!?!?! It was a great time.

MelissaS said...

As a sampler of the Pumpkin was as good as it looked!

Arwen said...

I dropped PT off at Hobbit's house yesterday and Beaver did the fancy pants prance he was so happy to see PT. It was really cute. Beaver and PT are both great dogs. Hobs told me half the family tried to abscond with him.
Sorry to miss you this year, I just don't have the travel bug in me.

Becca said...

Thanks for posting your dad's turkey-frying technique. Looks safe and efficient!!