Chef Megan and Chef Tabitha’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Our Thanksgiving Feast!

This Thanksgiving, my dad, my sister, and I prepared Thanksgiving Dinner.  We made yummy harvest stuffing, delectable mashed potatoes and gravy, scrumptious oyster stuffing,

Me Stirring the Oyster Stuffing

shrimp ceviche, and delicious roast turkey.

My favorite was the sour cranberry sauce Grandma Jo made.  One was mellow and had orange juice in it, and one was plain, but a lot more sour!  I enjoyed both of them very much.

My sister Tabitha prepared a beautiful apple pie.  To make this pie, my dad had to help with the cutting.  First, they made the luscious filling.  Dad cut the Pink Lady and Gold-Rush apples into quarters, or fourths.  A cool sharp mandoline (pronounced “man-dole-in”) sliced the apples up.  The cored and sliced apples were dumped into a large bowl.  Tabitha poured 1/2 cup of brown sugar into the bowl with the apples.  Then she added 1 teaspoon of cinnamon in, too.  She poured 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg and salt into the bowl.  Tabitha stirred the mixture for about one minute.

Tabs Working On Her Pie

Then I made my filling.  I washed the blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, and blackberries as thoroughly as possible.  I added sugar, tapioca flour, and lemon juice to the fresh berries. Next we each put our filling into separate pie crusts. 

After covering the filling with strips of pie crust, I used my extra dough and mixed it with Tabitha’s to make shapes to put on top of our pies. We flattened it out with a rolling pin and used cookie cutters. Tabitha made three “T’s” to put on the middle of her pie.  I used a turkey-shaped cookie cutter to cut out a turkey.  I put the turkey right in the middle of my pie. 

Our Finished Pies!

After everyone ate Thanksgiving Dinner, it was time for dessert.  We served our pies with ice cream: strawberry and vanilla.  Everyone thought our pies were delicious!