Alright, I've posted the new recipes individually but here's the big round-up. I also posted links to recipes my mom made prior to us arriving in Connecticut since I can't take credit for them.
So. Here is the table.
Here is what happened on Thanksgiving. We cooked a lot of things, and then 30 minutes before we were going to eat, the ovens broke. Both of them.
Everything cooked properly though so it was OK. My parents fried their turkey, which people seem to enjoy.
Obviously since I don't eat turkey, I needed lots of other food! So on we go to the side dishes.
Baby Brussels Sprouts with Buttered Pecans
Orange Cornmeal Bread
Green Bean Casserole
Steamed Carrots with Garlic-Ginger Butter - not delicious; too gingery and limey and we used baby carrots so it was just disappointing.
Roasted Cauliflower with Fresh Herbs and Parmesan
Cranberry-Pineapple Minis - not great either but I'm not a fan of Jello
This is some kind of cranberry relish my mom made but I don't know where it came from.
Spinach Salad with Gorgonzola, Pistachios, and Pepper Jelly Vinaigrette
Gibby's mom, Nancy, made sweet potato balls.
She also made sweet potato casserole.
My mom's herb stuffing which I think is loosely based on a Betty Crocker recipe
My mom's mashed potatoes
And then of course there are the desserts!
Pumpkin Caramel Toffee Pie
My mom also made our Cranberry-Oatmeal Bars and her cheeseball but we didn't take pictures of those.
And then of course we have the day-after Thanksgiving Magic Bowl.
So what did we learn this Thanksgiving? Our tried-and-true recipes were the best. Interesting.