I am sure that this year's Thanksgiving was difficult for most everyone. A couple weeks ago, my immediate family and I decided to make sure to quarantine and be extra careful so that we could enjoy a family meal together indoors. The times we visit my parents we are usually outside so we wanted to have a nice indoor meal together.
Since it was going to be at my house, I fully disinfected the house and made sure to have everything be extra clean. I started preparing Tuesday night. I put the turkey in a brine. Wednesday I made two french bread loaves, a lemon cake, and brussels sprouts with bacon. I also chopped all the vegetables I would need for Thursday. Thursday morning, I was up at 5:30am and took the turkey out of the brine and prepared it to go into the oven. Afterwards I started on the pecan pie. I baked that, then when that was out I put the turkey in. I took time to set the table, do laundry, and get the final touches ready in the house, and also got myself ready. Back to the kitchen... I made stuffing, mashed potaties, a salad, and got the turkey out of the oven. My parents, brother & sis-in-law came over a bit after 2 and they brought gravy, sweet potatoes, and a vegan pumpkin pie from Urth Caffe. I had a bottle of pinot noir, and chardonnay to pair with our meal. We all enjoyed this time together very much. Especially since LA county will be shutting down Monday.
I really hope everyone has been safe at home and staying well.
Have passport, will travel.