Not a traditional thanksgiving

{the gift that I made for the hostesses}
This year wasn't a traditional Thanksgiving. I went to a friends house where he made an injected deep fried turkey, and she made a couple of side dishes. It wasn't the usual Thanksgiving that I am use to, but it was a lot of fun.
{into the deep fryer}

{New Orleans style injected turkey}
{the spread}
{the pumpkin roll i made}
{their gorgeous tree}

{i love the bow}

40 comments :

  1. Yum, I think I'm still in a food coma from my own Thanksgiving feast! I've never had deep fried turkey, but I'm sure it's delicious. Just like everything else deep fried in this world! XO

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  2. I've never had a deep fried turkey, but it looks good! It might not have been a traditional Thanksgiving meal, but all the food looked good!

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  3. I love pumpkin rolls! (and I am from TX) :) There was a great place to buy them in San Antonio and I miss that so much.

    I am glad you had a good Thanksgiving with friends.

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  4. Their tree is gorgeous! Glad they were impressed with your pumpkin roll...it looked great!

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  5. If I could, I would box up tonight's dinner and ship to you and the boy. He would get all the t-day stuff and you wouldn't have the hassle :)

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  6. Yum Yum Yum, the food sure looks delish...

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    Jemina
    xoxo

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  8. Sounds like you had a great time..the food looks awesome, so does their tree:)


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  9. This all looks sooo yum! I'm still on leftovers and might be forever. Love your sweet tree too.

    Hope you had a terrific weekend and a lovely week ahead!

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  10. mmm can't wait for that dip recipe!

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  11. Happy Monday Erica :0
    Oh, looks like you and the boy :) had an awesome feast! I had fried Turkey once, it was good!
    Hope you have a great day!
    love
    gi gi

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  12. Sometimes non-traditional is the best though. It can be fun to step outside of the norm.

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  13. wow i think that looks delicious!!

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  14. yum, now i'm hungry again! maybe we'll try deep frying the bird next year?? looks delish.
    so does that pumpkin cheesecake, that's genius...my family may actually eat that pie!

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  15. Gimme some of dat mashed potatoes!
    I haven't had some in so long and it was the only thing I missed in our Thanksgiving spread...

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  16. Beautiful tree! I love that you have a New Orleans style turkey - that's where I'm from, and anything New Orleans style is bound to be good! Also that pumpkin cheesecake looks amazing.

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  17. OH MY this is the most yummy looking thanksgiving i have seen yet!


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    Miss Neira

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  18. I have heard deep fried turkeys are just delicious! I have never tried one!
    It looks like you had a great time!

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  19. I need to learn how to make my bow like that for my tree!! I love them when the rest of the ribbon dangles down to the bottom...although, my cat may ruin it if I decorate my tree that way.

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  20. looks like you had an awesome thanksgiving! that breakfast pie sounds awesome!

    XOXO

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  21. Pretty tree :) I can't wait to set ours up tonight!!!

    Jen
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  22. I am from NY and we put pumpkin in everything up here. I've always wanted to try fried turkey- looks delish!

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  23. Wow I've always wanted to try a deep fried turkey! Looks so yummy! And that dip looks super delish too! xo

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  24. I love deep fried turkeys, but I'm always too scared to cook them!

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  25. It all looks yummy and you look like you had some great portion control going on. :)

    in regards to your WW question...the new calculation involves four things...carbs, total fat, protein, and fiber...I heard the formula is secretly guarded or something...lol Etools is allowing you to calculate starting today. I haven't gotten any of the written material yet, as my weekly meeting is tomorrow!

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  26. That turkey looks SO SO GOOD. I've always wanted to try the deep fry thing! And your pumpkin roll - now THAT caught my eye right away. YUMMY!!

    xo,
    c

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  27. sigh, I want to try deep fried turkey so badly but haven't had a chance. I heard its fabulous and quite moist (I think it would be the opposite!)

    Can't wait to see the spin dip recipe!

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  28. I've always wanted to try a deep fried turkey!

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  29. Oh man, I shouldn't read your posts when I'm hungry- everything looks SO good!

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  30. Sounds like an awesome time! Their tree looks so pretty!

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  31. Wow what a feast! Your pumpkin roll looks so tasty & I love your gift basket, what a great guest you are x Emma

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  32. OMG! Everything looks so delicious! Yummy!!

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  33. Sounds like a fun way to spend the day. Sometimes new things turn out to be the best!

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  34. I love speding certain holidays in an non-traditional way :) that turkey looks really delicious!

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  35. I think I just gained weight looking at all that yummyness!! :)

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  36. oh my - everything looks wonderful!!! I am so hungry now!!

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  37. your thanksgiving meal looks delish!

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  38. My family switched over to deep fried poultry a few years ago and we love it!! Your Thanksgiving spread looks like something to be thankful for :)

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