Yesterday was a great day with some of my family and of course we had a feast. I ate way too much... of course. I am supposed to be losing weight this holiday season and so far I am not trying very hard. It is just so hard to resist so much great food. It was so nice to have a break from work yesterday and today and just spend time with family. It has been wonderful. Here are some pictures of the family and the feast.
This is usually what you will find my dad doing at family gatherings. :o)
This is the first year that I have tried Turducken. It is actually funny that my brother in law ordered one... because while watching the food network recently.. I just learned what that is. I was watching "Cake Boss" and they were making a cake that looked like a Turducken.
If you don't know what I am talking about..... A turducken is a dish consisting of a partially de-boned turkey stuffed with a de-boned duck, which itself is stuffed with a small de-boned chicken. The word turducken is a portmanteau of turkey, duck, and chicken. The thoracic cavity of the chicken and the rest of the gaps are stuffed, sometimes with a highly seasoned breadcrumb mixture or sausage meat, although some versions have a different stuffing for each bird.... anyway. I liked it. It was interesting to try.
I made a salad and the Chocolate Haupia Pie. besides that... all the credit goes to Kristy, Jess and my Mom. They made an amazing meal.