Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Thanksgiving Photos

Hey gang. It was a busy few days immediately following Thanksgiving, and tomorrow we head out on the road for a few days to celebrate our 10th anniversary. I promise more photos and recipes in the near future.

Puff pastries rising in the oven. These will be our profiteroles.

A French Bread Boule! I made two loaves. Very good!

First course was French Onion Soup with Toasted Croutons and topped with Gruyere Cheese and baked until bubbly and brown.

Second course was a Frisee Salad with Spiced Pecans, Bacon and Apples, tossed with a Citrus-Chardonnay Vinaigrette.

Third course was a French Cassoulet with Chicken and Sausage. Super savory and amazingly filling.

Fourth course was Julia Child's Beouf Bourguignon on Creamy Mashed Potatoes. I think it was divine. But I'm not sure. I was so stuffed at this point, I'm not sure if I really enjoyed it.

Fifth course, dessert! Profiteroles filled with Spiced Pumpkin Ice Cream and topped with a Warm Creme Anglaise and Crushed Spiced Pecans. (I actually forgot to the take a photo when dessert was served, so this was a recreation the next morning, the sauce was thicker and I forgot the pecans...and this was breakfast!)

And that my friends was Thanksgiving 2009! I promise recipes and more photos in the next week or two. The profiterole recipe was really easy! The onion soup takes awhile, but it's mostly hands off. BTW, I'm craving turkey, gravy, stuffing, sweet potatoes...I loved a French Thanksgiving, but now I want the Traditional Thanksgiving. Christmas Dinner will be right around the corner!!! Perhaps I'll get my wish.

So, there were so many left over profiterole puffs. I repurposed them into a bread pudding, topped with mini-chocolate chips and extra creme anglaise. Damn!


Selena said...

Food porn!

The Kara said...

You KNOW how I feel about profiteroles. DAMN!