Sunday, November 25, 2007

This was the first Thanksgiving where I had some major cooking responsibilities...I have wanted these responsibilities for a long time. I was in charge of cooking a 22 pound Turkey, making sweet potatoes, the green bean casserole, and pumpkin pies and my Coffee Toffee Cake...I was thrilled with the outcome:I had always heard how hard it was to do the turkey...I was kinda scared and then I found this amazing method of cooking the Turkey...it turned out so juicy and it was way easy. I will definitely do a turkey again.
So yes, the cake was not the disaster I was expecting it to be. It was so much easier to cut the cake rounds in half once they were frozen. I also frosted it when it was still frozen so that cut down on many crumbs. This cake was kinda time consuming, but I think it was worth it...you can find the recipe here. This would be a great cake for Christmas too.
Hope everyone enjoyed TurkeyDay.

5 comments:

anita said...

My mom told me the first time she roasted a turkey she forgot to take out the giblets and it exploded! I, too, cooked dinner, but only had to roast an 11-lb. bird. I used a baking bag this time, something I've never done before, and it turned out pretty good, although not as moist as I had hoped. Glad to hear your holiday went well! Are you following the Armstrong's blog? They're in Ethiopia!

{B} said...

I have been following it, but have not checked it in a while...thanks for letting me know!!!

Orrange said...

everything looks so good! it looks like you did amazingly well for your first time!!!! I love cooking for thanksgiving, it feels like such an accomplishment!

jody said...

i now feel like a complete failure... :-)

beautiful job...you're my hero.

{B} said...

um, Jody, I wasn't in Africa for Thanksgiving....I think you had more important things to do.