Saturday, November 24, 2007

Easy Thanksgiving Meal 2007

Definitely not a traditional meal at all because we had our Thanksgiving meal a day after. Yup! You heard it right. Why? My hubby lor! Everything was prepared for me to cook for dinner. We were planning to go out for lunch just some where close to our house (Denny's or IHOP) as we did every year. But last second hubby decided to drive to Denver to eat some Chinese food (hoping that nobody called him during that time, oh yeah, he was on-called), so off we went. When we reached Denver, it was like 2+pm and we were served dinner menu. We ordered salt & pepper crab (hubby said less messy to eat), salt and pepper pork ribs and HK kailan in garlic sauce. And we were served with free dessert, green beans sago sweet soup! (Oh wow, like this one I cooked before!). After that, we went to buy some "Ham Chin Pengs" and Fried Glutinous Rice Balls with mung beans filling, large BoBa Yam Milk Drink and headed home. Got home around 5pm and we were still soooo fulled that we decided to skip dinner. So the "Ham Chin Pengs" and Fried Glutinous Rice Balls became our quick dinner. And thus resulted in Thanksgiving meal served on Friday. I can only do this because I didn't have to bake a turkey and no guests to expect. If not, how can? Sharing with you what I intended to cook on Thanksgiving day.

Clockwise from left: Maple Glazed Carrot with Toasted Walnuts, Cut Green Beans with Crispy Shallots, Pan-sealed Chicken Breasts in Sage, Mashed Potatoes.

Serve with yummy Gravy and Toasts spread with toasted garlic in EVOO.

Oh man, this turned out to be so good! Even the two little ones wiped their plates cleaned. I was really surprised at little Edda, she even asked for second helping of carrots and green beans!! Not very traditional without the Turkey but hubby said no turkey, I guess he wouldn't want to eat the leftover for days.

I cooked my carrots, green beans and potatoes in Swanson 100% fat free and zero MSG chicken stock before adding other stuff to it, thus making it more flavorful. I didn't want to make my usual Sweet Potatoes Pie because I still have cupcakes and Tiramisu in the fridge. Really don't want to overeat my sweet so decided to postpone it.


Big Boys Oven said...

Wah such a feast! so much yummy food! lol!

East Meets West Kitchen said...

Ooo! How fun and yummy too!

Indonesia Eats said...

Canada's TG was last month, I didn't celebrate it. I would love to try your TG food ^_^

Beachlover said...

Nice and simple Thanksgiving meal,not too much work and heavy meal.That a good idea to sub Turkey for chicken.I guess we chinese not keen on Turkey.If I have my way,I won't cook turkey too but hubby love it dearly.I just eat one piece,that all.

daphne said...

yum! i like the look at the chicken breast in Sage. Certainly a hearty and welcoming dinner.. even though it was 1 day late ;p

Retno Prihadana said...

Easy cooking but looks delicious!

Little Corner of Mine said...

Can't really called it a feast, LOL! Everything in small quantities so that it won't end up in the trash.

Thanks V! I was actually surprised that this easy green bean actually tasted better than the famous green bean casserole!

Andaliman, yeah my hubby didn't want to celebrate too. But the cook in me just felt like cooking something, even in the smallest scale I also satisfied. :)

Yes, this is light and simple and so easy to cook too. Angmoh food is fairly easy to cook, only need to use BUTTER! LOL! I don't mind turkey at all, but the breast has to be moist and serve with a good gravy. :P

Thanks Daphne! Chicken goes very well with sage. :)

Thanks Retno. :)

Dwiana P said...

Happy Thanksgiving for you and family. What a fab meal you have.

SIG said...

Congratulations on the success of your meal. :)

Little Corner of Mine said...

Thanks Dwiana & singarishgirl. :)

Anonymous said...

Belated Thanksgiving to you!
Happy Holidays for the whole month of Dec ahead!

I did not even have a Thanksgiving dinner, you know :(

Your Thanksgiving set-meal is so fit for the celebration/party table! :D

Anonymous said...

Looks like you had a great meal.

Little Corner of Mine said...

Hi Scientist,
Yes, we did. Simple and yet delicious to the last bit. :)