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11/26/11: Thanksgiving A&T Style

Over the past few years it has become tradition in our house for Andy & I to make our own Thanksgiving dinner for just the two of us (a few days after enjoying family Thanksgiving). Each year we use new recipes and try new things. This year we did our family Thanksgiving on Thanksgiving day and then on Saturday whipped together our own Thanksgiving. 

Andy bought a ridiculously large 8.5 lb turkey breast (basically both breasts, no wings or legs) from 640 Meats. It was huge and almost comical for just the two of us. But since we have been freezing a ton of meals for after the little guy arrives, this was perfect! 

Andy injected some olive oil, put an apple inside for moisture...

Threw the bird on the grill and rubbed with sage, rosemary, salt & pepper and a lemon-lime juice combo...

The finished project looked like a giant heart to me....

Our side dish was Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pomegranate and Hazelnuts. The most complicated part of the dish-separating the seeds from the pomegranate!

The final product was worth it. It looks burnt, but I can assure you it tasted of roasty goodness. 

Chef Andy carved up the Turkey...

And for desert (after we were completely stuffed) we had a dish we have done once in the past, Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Caramel Sauce. It's not healthy, but it was a nice treat. 

Served with a little vanilla ice cream and our belly's were full. 

It's been a good year...lots of new happenings. We have a lot to be Thankful for and it was nice to celebrate!


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