What a great Holiday week it has been! Last week at this time I was anticipating the arrival of my Daughter Stephanie and my nephew Sal. It is hard to believe it has come and gone although the extra pounds I put on are still reminders of all the great food we enjoyed. From the onset of making the pumpkin, mince and apple pies, mince tarts and homemade Blue Cheese crackers and Britalia Way stuffed bread, we laughed and reminisced of years past. The recipe for the Britalia Way bread will be on In the Kitchen above. The stuffed bread combines ground pork with Italian Sausage and Stilton Blue Cheese. The bread is a pizza recipe dough rolled thin and then stuffed. As usual the time passes so quickly and we were up baking pies till 2am! It was then a marathon the next day to get the Turkeys one traditional and one smoked (prepared by my son Stephen) in the oven and smoker and then prepare all the great side dishes while watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade then followed by the Purina Dog Show. Now you have to imagine my nephew Sal, a Hyde Park Culinary Graduate trying to maintain a level of productivity by assigning Kitchen stations and prep work while keeping an eye on the clock to stay on schedule. I on the other hand was flying around in my usual whimsical way creating my Britalia Way holiday bread with a Bloody Mary in my Hand! LOL! We all know everyone will be happy and not really care if Dinner is a little late, rather having a fun story to gossip about the following week! We pulled it off and Cocktails and Canapes (OK so sausage bread is not really considered a canape but you get the picture) were enjoyed by all (12 of us)! With lively conversations and a tour of the Garden the day was so much fun! I’ve posted pictures in the gallery for you to check out. A special thank you to Joe for the great cookies and wine Biscuits and Pennsylvania Potato Pudding! Thanks to my Brother Bob for a delicious Caprese Salad, and Sherry for the great Pickled Shrimp and beautiful Peace plant. Thanks Stephen for getting up extra early to get the Turkey in the smoker and making the delicious Oyster Stuffing. I always conclude Dinner with a toast that the meal was only exceeded by the charm of the company and this was so true! Thanks to my husband Rocky, Stephanie, Stephen, Bob, Sal, Joe, Dave, Roy, Mike, Sherry and Terry!
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