Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is the only turkey that I made for Thanksgiving this year and it's not even edible! The whole family loved it. I think DH might have claimed it for himself.

This turkey started as a Mystery Knitalong hosted by Susan B. Anderson on the Spud & Chloë Blog. It was fun to log into the computer each morning to find the next clues. I followed along diligently until the last clues which was the tail feathers. I let this sit around until last night because I had some more urgent projects that needed my attention. I wanted to have it done for Thanksgiving Day, so I took my yarn and needles to my knitting group meet up and whipped out those tail feathers. I sewed them on after I got home. But not before I baked my Thanksgiving desserts.
Pattern: Tiny Turkey by Susan B. Anderson, Free pattern HERE.
Needles: US 6 / 4.0 mm
Yarn: All done with Worsted Weight scrap yarn. I listed all the yarns I used on my Ravelry project page.

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So, what did I bake this year?
Apple Cake adapted from this recipe. For the batter, I grated 1 medium apple and mixed it into the batter. And used 1 medium apple for the apple slices on top of the cake.John's Pear and Almond Cream Tart. I omitted the jam layer and used only 1/2 tsp of salt in the almond cream.
Maple Nut Tart, which is also from Everyday Food Magazine. I could not find the recipe link on Martha's website. It uses real Maple Syrup and equal portions of Pecans and Walnuts. The smell was heavenly as it was baking.

So, I have made these desserts plenty of times before and I figured the tried and true route was the way to go. The little one has been keeping me so busy these days. I really didn't have the energy to try new recipes this year. The only thing I omitted this year was a Cheesecake. I hope my friends won't mind.

Only a few more hours before we get into the car and drive over to my friend's house for a huge feast of Chinese Hot Pot and a Roasted Turkey (for the kids). I can't wait to slice into the desserts. I hope all of you are spending time with friends or family and enjoying this holiday.

13 comments:

MarieR said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your lovely family! Your turkey is adorable and your desserts look scrumptious! I didn't bake anything this year and am sitting here with a cup of tea and a few blah cookies. Sure could go for a slice or two of your confections. Enjoy the rest of your day!

Amber said...

Happy Thanksgiving - the desserts all look beautiful - and your meal sounds delicious too!

Muddling Through said...

That is the cutest little turkey ever! Just adorable. And even though I am still way too full to even think about it, your desserts look marvelous!

Hannah said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Angela- I just LOVE your turkey! :)

knithound brooklyn said...

The turkey is adorable. I bet he was a huge hit. Now the DESSERTS!!! Wow, they look delish. An even bigger hit at the dinner table, to be sure!

rohanknitter said...

I don't know what Chinese Hot Pot is but it sounds good!!!! The desserts look lovely, I'm sure they tasted even better. I hadn't seen that turkey pattern before - it's adorable!!!

sue said...

Happy Thanksgiving to your family. We dont celebrate it here but sometimes I wish we would! Your little turkey looks so cute and I love his bright tail feathers. What delicious looking desserts too, I am sure my son would love the apple one.

littlebirdbigcity said...

YUM!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!

Erin Joy and Sarah Jane said...

Ooh - love that magazine. I made the chocolate mousse pie for our Thanksgiving fete (I'm not a pumpkin pie person so I needed a plan B). So good! Love the turkey - her designs are always a treat.

hetty said...

Love your turkey! Thanks for the link. The desserts look delicious. Wish I was there. Hope you and your family had a Happy Thanksgiving.

Rebekah said...

That turkey is so adorable!

Your baking creations look delicious, as usual! Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Octopus Knits said...

The little turkey is so cute - I hope no one is going to eat him :) My, the desserts look delicious - looks like you had a wonderful Thanksgiving meal!

P.S. Your Cozy (cardigan) Bolero is lovely! I've never used such big needles!

rhymeswithspoon said...

your turkey is adorable and your desserts look amazing!! i wish we lived a little closer so we could trade desserts from time to time.

hope you had a nice thanksgiving!!