Super thanks to Erica for hosting this year’s Thanksgiving dinner! Shots from the evening below. Turkey, two types of stuffing (bread and rice), roasted brussels sprouts and squash, mashed potatoes (with gravy, of course ;), salad, and fresh cranberry sauce.
All was amazing, and the company was even better.
For dessert: THREE pies (Pumpkin Mousse, Pecan, and Fall Harvest) from Two Little Red Hens, and chocolate torte baked by Erica. Plenty of hot tea to accompany. Stuffed? Delightfully so :)
All the dishes were prepared by Erica, her sisters and Lisa. I think I ate more of the stuffing with cranberry sauce than anything else. I’m a huge starch fan when it comes to Thanksgiving dinners.
After two plates, and a little breather, we were onto dessert! I was so over the top excited for the pies. Two Little Red Hens on the UES is one of my favourite bakeries in the city. I’ve written up their Brooklyn Blackout Cake (a stunning cake), Gingerbread, and Cheesecake (which was voted the single best NYC cheesecake at the Serious Eats taste-off).
We started first with the Fall Harvest Pie filled with chunks of apples, pears, walnuts and a bit of ginger. The pie crust is excellent, with just the right touch of salt.
Erica’s Chocolate Torte: super dark and utterly silky. Intense, rich and classic.
Pecan Pie…most definitely calls for a scoop of ice cream.
Pumpkin Mousse Pie – the all around favourite for the evening. It was heavenly. Take pumpkin pie, whip softly and lighten up the filling, perhaps with cream. Serve chilled. Amazing, amazing, amazing. I only wish you could have tried a slice.
And now? Back to reality. I love the holidays ^_^