Sunday, December 6, 2009

are YOU ready for a throwdown?

As promised, here is the post with all the details of our post-Thanksgiving throwdown, although I'm not really sure why we deemed it a throwdown since there wasn't really a competition involved? Oh well, not important.

We had been planning our menu since probably the beginning of October (obsessive much), so needless to say, we were very excited to get in the kitchen and make some culinary magic. One look at the menu below and you'll see we had our work cut out for us. But not to worry, we were more than up for the task.


Thanksgiving Throwdown Menu: 2009 Edition
lemon herb roast turkey
savory bread stuffing with pears and cranberries
sweet potato souffle
garlic and chive mashed potatoes
corn pudding
roasted green beans w/goat cheese and caramelized onion
homemade cranberry sauce
pumpkin pie
upside down pear cake

Once the drama of the morning's events had blown over (see post below if you're not privy to my tale of getting lost in the woods), we cranked up the ovens, popped open the bubbly (because what's cooking without its rewards), donned our aprons and blared the Christmas tunes...not necessarily in that order.









Naturally, cooking and baking to the tune of Mariah Carey really puts us in the dancing spirit (it doesn't take much, does it?), so twas necessary to take a teensy weensy break to sing (and dance) our little hearts out. I kind of can't believe I'm actually posting this video. Apparently, I have no shame.

If that video didn't make you laugh, I don't know what will. I'm currently laughing at myself as I reply it. On second thought, maybe I should remove it from this post...

After our break, it was back to business. We cooked up a storm for a good four to five hours, but much like our impromptu dance breaks, we also found time for the obligatory photo session outdoors. Here are some of my favorites.









And finally, the moment you've all been waiting for: the big reveal of our 2009Thanksgiving Throwdown sumptuous spread. Not only do pictures follow, but view the video below for the food tour narrated by the illustrious China doll.










After helping myself to seconds (and thirds), I think I decided my favorites were the turkey and the savory bread stuffing, in case you were wondering. The night was capped off with generous pieces of pear cake and pumpkin pie whilst playing a very disappointing game of Scrabble. I lost miserably, but when it comes to that wretched game, a loss for me is pretty much par for the course.

However, despite my lackluster performance at forming words, the Thanksgiving Throwdown surpassed my expectations and was the highlight of my Thanksgiving break. Thank you to the fousins for throwing down with me and thank you Aunt Linda and Uncle Chris for indulging our inner chefs and providing the supplies for our succulent meal. I hope you enjoyed the fruits of our labor!

So to all you awesome cooks out there, keep doing what you do, but ask yourself this: are you ready for a (Thanksgiving) throwdown?

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The video was very, ummmm, well, it was very, ummmm, entertaining, yes, that's the word, entertaining! I am looking forward to the first occassion when you and your fousins bring your throwdown to the parentals, so we may partake of all the festivities, AND reap the rewards of your collective culinary skills!

Anonymous said...

By the way, the upside-down pear cake looks incredibly-edibly delicious, not to mention visually mouth-watering!

Anonymous said...

http://bestcreditaic9730.binhoster.com/%D0%98%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8B-%D0%B2%D1%83%D0%BB%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%BD-%D0%B8%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8C-%D0%B1%D0%B5%D0%B7-%D1%80%D0%B5%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%81%D1%82%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%86%D0%B8%D0%B8.html Вэб чат рулетка [url=http://bestcreditcrp7436.boxhost.me/%D0%A0%D1%83%D1%81%D1%81%D0%BA%D0%B0%D1%8F-%D1%80%D1%83%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%B0-bash.html]Русская рулетка bash[/url] Гей-рулетка видеочат для гев Онлайн игры бесплатно игровые автоматы Игровые автоматы играть бесплатно 5000 http://bestcreditjlv1236.hostingsiteforfree.com/%D0%9C%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BB-%D1%80%D1%83%D0%BB%D0%B5%D1%82%D0%BA%D0%B0-%D0%B2%D0%B8%D0%B4%D0%B5%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%B0%D1%82.html Игра на телефон казино 128х160 [url=http://bestcreditdpj7590.bugs3.com/%D0%98%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D1%8B%D0%B5-%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8B-77777.html]Игровые автоматы 77777[/url] Казино вулкан игровые автоматы Игровые автоматы карты онлайн бесплатно Игровые автоматы играть бесплатно hd http://bestcreditdpj7590.bugs3.com/%D0%98%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B2%D0%BE%D0%B9-%D0%B0%D0%B2%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BC%D0%B0%D1%82-%D0%B1%D0%B0%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%87%D0%BA%D0%B8-%D0%B8%D0%B3%D1%80%D0%B0%D1%82%D1%8C-%D0%B1%D0%B5%D1%81%D0%BF%D0%BB%D0%B0%D1%82%D0%BD%D0%BE-%D0%BE%D0%BD%D0%BB%D0%B0%D0%B9%D0%BD.html Максим шевченко о закрытии казино в батуми [url=http://bestcreditjlv1236.hostingsiteforfree.com/%D0%90%D0%BB%D0%B5%D0%BA%D1%81-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%B0%D0%BD%D0%BE%D0%B2-%D0%B7%D0%B0%D1%80%D0%BE%D0%B1%D0%BE%D1%82%D0%BE%D0%BA-%D0%B2-%D0%BA%D0%B0%D0%B7%D0%B8%D0%BD%D0%BE.html]Алекс казанов зароботок в казино[/url] Игровые автоматы для symbian 3 Азартные игры игровые автоматы играть бесплатно без регистрации Лазерная рулетка купить в иркутске

Anonymous said...

http://everyoneweb.be/spymobile1971a215/#spy_call_for_mobile_free_download free download spy mobile software [url=http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3400166#spy_call_for_nokia_n72_free_download]mobile phone surveillance software[/url] monitor text messages iphone at&t spy camera software mac android spy apps texting http://everyoneweb.com/spymobile1978a18/#spy_mobiles_nokia trace mobile phone location india map [url=http://everyoneweb.com/spymobile1979a20/#spybubble_app_blackberry]use android device as external monitor[/url] phone monitoring equipment baby monitor picking up cell phone cell phone trace free gps http://everyoneweb.be/spymobile1971a280/#download_free_cell_phone_spy how to spy on older cell phones [url=http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3400493#home_video_surveillance_systems_iphone]android cell phone spy & tracker software[/url] spy sms free download trace cell phone number owner free spyphone free download software
http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3400330#free_spy_software_android_phones [url=http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3400112#track_a_verizon_cell_phone_for_free]spy kids 3 games to play online[/url]
#spy_kids_cast_1

Anonymous said...

[url=http://archive.org/details/serdasufurs][img]http://emeds.biz/pics/spymobile.png[/img][/url]
phone trace wikipedia http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3440944 spy sunglasses camera malaysia [url=http://archive.org/details/hongrebegseals] himym season 7 episode 1 watch online[/url] spy kids 3 game over full movie online adt monitoring service phone number best free data usage monitor iphone
mamoleptino321 http://archive.org/details/quesaraval http://www.world66.com/member/spymobile_fd6citkv/ http://spymobilexz5906.carbonmade.com/projects/4708490
nokia spy phone sms interceptor free download http://archive.org/details/sipemuto spy on any cell phone for free [url=http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3440938] cell phone spy software gps[/url] track cell phone via gps free wireless spy cam for iphone spy cell phone text messages free download
http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3440746 http://spymobileke3564.carbonmade.com/projects/4708501 http://archive.org/details/taijupanrea
[url=http://prettygoodpodcast.com/dick/?p=365&cpage=1#comment-31580]cell phone surveillance[/url]
http://reeltoreal.2701.us/2012/09/21/x-men-2-power-and-choice/#comment-3132 http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8332941292304894038&postID=5115037280837419217&page=1&token=1362926958412&isPopup=true http://marinegaws.com/forums/thread-82227.html http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=26142433&postID=3391563057313590360&page=1&token=1362864251716 http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=15764077&postID=113226884317529804&page=1&token=1362828916032
best cell phone spy reviews http://flavors.me/mobilespy_tempsignspifcir1982 spy phone pro reviews [url=http://surveys.questionpro.com/a/TakeSurvey?id=3440724] download spybubble for blackberry[/url] spy kids 2 wikipedia sms mobile spy free download boost mobile cell phone spy

Anonymous said...

[url=http://is.gd/wIioiz][img]http://stomsk.ru/pics/spymobile.ol1[/img][/url]
[url=http://archive.org/details/tustionasi/]Cell Phone Spy For Blackberry[/url] [url=http://unrangers.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Droid Text Message Spy App [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/speedestabri/]Spy Gear For Sale In Australia[/url] [url=http://africanchildrescue.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Cell Phone Spy App For Iphone [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/matcpirifas/]Use Android Phone Monitor[/url] http://hrwt.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ how to locate my lost iphone 4s online cell phone tracker free gps cell phone gps tracker for android can cell phone spy software be installed remotely how can i spy on my boyfriends phone for free spy on text messages free download spy vs spy game nes free cell phone gps locator online
Watch Spy Kids 3 Online Megavideo Hindi
Mobile Spy Iphone Reviews
Spy Wireless Network Users
http://literatureart.wordpress.com/great-architects/ http://orquestakaliente.wordpress.com/joe-granado/ trace a mobile phone location by number free cell spy software download text monitoring app android free sms spy software android phone tracker app for iphone not working
[url=http://danielaandres.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Spy Software Mobile Phones Uk [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/lielukobout/]Wireless Spy Camera Price In India[/url] [url=http://angkor-wat-andy.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Lego Cars 2 Spy Jet Escape Instructions[/url] [url=http://outofthebasementgaming.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Best Mobile Spy Software India[/url] http://occupysanfernandovalley.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ android intercept outgoing sms message spy call software nokia x2 computer monitoring software mac os x spy tracking devices for cell phones himym season 8 episode 4 recap

Anonymous said...

[url=http://is.gd/wIioiz][img]http://stomsk.ru/pics/spymobile.ol1[/img][/url]
[url=http://archive.org/details/tustionasi/]Cell Phone Spy For Blackberry[/url] [url=http://unrangers.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Droid Text Message Spy App [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/speedestabri/]Spy Gear For Sale In Australia[/url] [url=http://africanchildrescue.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Cell Phone Spy App For Iphone [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/matcpirifas/]Use Android Phone Monitor[/url] http://hrwt.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ how to locate my lost iphone 4s online cell phone tracker free gps cell phone gps tracker for android can cell phone spy software be installed remotely how can i spy on my boyfriends phone for free spy on text messages free download spy vs spy game nes free cell phone gps locator online
Watch Spy Kids 3 Online Megavideo Hindi
Mobile Spy Iphone Reviews
Spy Wireless Network Users
http://literatureart.wordpress.com/great-architects/ http://orquestakaliente.wordpress.com/joe-granado/ trace a mobile phone location by number free cell spy software download text monitoring app android free sms spy software android phone tracker app for iphone not working
[url=http://danielaandres.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Spy Software Mobile Phones Uk [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/lielukobout/]Wireless Spy Camera Price In India[/url] [url=http://angkor-wat-andy.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Lego Cars 2 Spy Jet Escape Instructions[/url] [url=http://outofthebasementgaming.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Best Mobile Spy Software India[/url] http://occupysanfernandovalley.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ android intercept outgoing sms message spy call software nokia x2 computer monitoring software mac os x spy tracking devices for cell phones himym season 8 episode 4 recap

Anonymous said...

[url=http://is.gd/wIioiz][img]http://stomsk.ru/pics/spymobile.ol1[/img][/url]
[url=http://archive.org/details/tustionasi/]Cell Phone Spy For Blackberry[/url] [url=http://unrangers.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Droid Text Message Spy App [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/speedestabri/]Spy Gear For Sale In Australia[/url] [url=http://africanchildrescue.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Cell Phone Spy App For Iphone [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/matcpirifas/]Use Android Phone Monitor[/url] http://hrwt.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ how to locate my lost iphone 4s online cell phone tracker free gps cell phone gps tracker for android can cell phone spy software be installed remotely how can i spy on my boyfriends phone for free spy on text messages free download spy vs spy game nes free cell phone gps locator online
Watch Spy Kids 3 Online Megavideo Hindi
Mobile Spy Iphone Reviews
Spy Wireless Network Users
http://literatureart.wordpress.com/great-architects/ http://orquestakaliente.wordpress.com/joe-granado/ trace a mobile phone location by number free cell spy software download text monitoring app android free sms spy software android phone tracker app for iphone not working
[url=http://danielaandres.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Spy Software Mobile Phones Uk [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/lielukobout/]Wireless Spy Camera Price In India[/url] [url=http://angkor-wat-andy.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Lego Cars 2 Spy Jet Escape Instructions[/url] [url=http://outofthebasementgaming.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Best Mobile Spy Software India[/url] http://occupysanfernandovalley.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ android intercept outgoing sms message spy call software nokia x2 computer monitoring software mac os x spy tracking devices for cell phones himym season 8 episode 4 recap

Anonymous said...

[url=http://is.gd/wIioiz][img]http://stomsk.ru/pics/spymobile.ol1[/img][/url]
[url=http://archive.org/details/tustionasi/]Cell Phone Spy For Blackberry[/url] [url=http://unrangers.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Droid Text Message Spy App [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/speedestabri/]Spy Gear For Sale In Australia[/url] [url=http://africanchildrescue.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Cell Phone Spy App For Iphone [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/matcpirifas/]Use Android Phone Monitor[/url] http://hrwt.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ how to locate my lost iphone 4s online cell phone tracker free gps cell phone gps tracker for android can cell phone spy software be installed remotely how can i spy on my boyfriends phone for free spy on text messages free download spy vs spy game nes free cell phone gps locator online
Watch Spy Kids 3 Online Megavideo Hindi
Mobile Spy Iphone Reviews
Spy Wireless Network Users
http://literatureart.wordpress.com/great-architects/ http://orquestakaliente.wordpress.com/joe-granado/ trace a mobile phone location by number free cell spy software download text monitoring app android free sms spy software android phone tracker app for iphone not working
[url=http://danielaandres.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Spy Software Mobile Phones Uk [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/lielukobout/]Wireless Spy Camera Price In India[/url] [url=http://angkor-wat-andy.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Lego Cars 2 Spy Jet Escape Instructions[/url] [url=http://outofthebasementgaming.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Best Mobile Spy Software India[/url] http://occupysanfernandovalley.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ android intercept outgoing sms message spy call software nokia x2 computer monitoring software mac os x spy tracking devices for cell phones himym season 8 episode 4 recap

Anonymous said...

[url=http://is.gd/wIioiz][img]http://stomsk.ru/pics/spymobile.ol1[/img][/url]
[url=http://archive.org/details/tustionasi/]Cell Phone Spy For Blackberry[/url] [url=http://unrangers.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Droid Text Message Spy App [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/speedestabri/]Spy Gear For Sale In Australia[/url] [url=http://africanchildrescue.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Cell Phone Spy App For Iphone [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/matcpirifas/]Use Android Phone Monitor[/url] http://hrwt.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ how to locate my lost iphone 4s online cell phone tracker free gps cell phone gps tracker for android can cell phone spy software be installed remotely how can i spy on my boyfriends phone for free spy on text messages free download spy vs spy game nes free cell phone gps locator online
Watch Spy Kids 3 Online Megavideo Hindi
Mobile Spy Iphone Reviews
Spy Wireless Network Users
http://literatureart.wordpress.com/great-architects/ http://orquestakaliente.wordpress.com/joe-granado/ trace a mobile phone location by number free cell spy software download text monitoring app android free sms spy software android phone tracker app for iphone not working
[url=http://danielaandres.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Spy Software Mobile Phones Uk [/url] [url=http://archive.org/details/lielukobout/]Wireless Spy Camera Price In India[/url] [url=http://angkor-wat-andy.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Lego Cars 2 Spy Jet Escape Instructions[/url] [url=http://outofthebasementgaming.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/]Best Mobile Spy Software India[/url] http://occupysanfernandovalley.webs.com/apps/profile/109034678/ android intercept outgoing sms message spy call software nokia x2 computer monitoring software mac os x spy tracking devices for cell phones himym season 8 episode 4 recap