(Closed) First Thanksgiving

posted 8 years ago in Holidays
Post # 3
832 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

This is our first married Thanksgiving too! It’ll be just the two of us (& our furbaby!)

I don’t have any advice though. Just wanted to say that I know where you’re coming from!

We’re having Boeuf Bourguinon for our main dish. I’m also making a green bean casserole, sweet potato souffle, a pumpkin pie, & a pistachio torte.

Post # 4
4518 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

This is our first Thanksgiving as a married couple, too, but we’re spending it apart. I didn’t think it was a big deal, but I do find myself a bit bummed to be away from everyone right now. He’s at home with his side of the family, and I’m on a work trip very far away (8 time zones ahead). Oh well. Looking forward to Christmas!

Post # 6
3871 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

It was our first thanksgiving, too, as a married couple.  It will be our one year anniversary this Sunday.  Woohoo!

We usually fly home but we weren’t able to so it was my first thanksgiving where I had to make everything.  I had to make 7 dishes.  Some of my favorites and some of his.

It wasn’t that bad, I had everything planned out on when to start and cook certain dishes.

A few hiccups, first I put the turkey in an hour early.  I thought prepping the turkey was going to take a while but it only took like 10 min to do.

I thought my turkey was going to take 2.5 hours maybe 3 hrs max.  Then I realized, I have a pretty big turkey.. 20 lbs, (smallest turkey I found that was on sale…. haha) and that it was going to take 4 hours.  So with me putting it in an hour early, I was back on schedule.

Everything was going good but about a hour before the targeted dinner time, it went nuts!  I had so many things to do.  The Darling Husband helped me get some things done.

Oh, turkey probe thermometer told me it was done.  When to cut into it and it was partially done.  I was able to get enough turkey to get through dinner but I had to put it back in the oven to finish cooking. (I think the problem was that I didn’t put the thermometer in the thickest part of the turkey breast. Good to know for next time. )

Overall, I think it was a success!  Food came out great! 



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