Happy Thanksgiving from The IFA


The IFA and a few of our non-food-blogging brethren got together this weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving among friends. We went a little overboard, but the feast was well worth it. You’ll see plenty more about some of the recipes we tackled later, but the menu in totality is after the fold. We hope all of you have Thanksgivings as delicious and happy as the faux-giving we just celebrated together.

Assortment of Olives and Pickles (Sara)
Cranberry cheddar + crackers (Amanda)
Bluecheese rosemary cheese ball + crackers & celery (Amanda)
Shrimp Cocktail (Miller)


Vegetable stock, brown sugar, peppercorns, and allspice Brined roast turkey – 15.5 pounds (Miller)
Brined Roast Turkey – 13 pounds (Kriston/Ficke)
Giblet Gravy (Becks/Kay)
Corn Pudding (Miller)
Mashed Potatoes (Kate)
“Thanksgiving” Salad (Bana)

  • Oyster Stuffing (Kate)
  • Fennel Sausage Bread Stuffing (Klein)
  • Curry stuffing (Weigel)

Pear Ginger Cranberry Sauce (Ezra)
Yams with the all important Marshmallows (Kriston)
Brussel sprouts with shallots & wild mushrooms (Ezra)
Whiskey Glazed Carrots (Amanda & Lukas)
Baked Pineapple (Amanda & Lukas)
Green Bean Casserole (Amanda & Lukas)
Butternut Squash Puree (Amanda & Lukas)

Pumpkin Cheesecake (Kay)
Homemade Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream (Tom)
Cherry Cobbler (Amanda)
Peach Cobbler (Becks)


8 responses to “Happy Thanksgiving from The IFA

  1. This spread looks great – I’m looking forward to the recipes.

  2. But what did you all drink? Surely there was some good wine and beer paired with all that?

  3. Actually, not really. More random wine and beer. I meant to make some sort of huge cocktail, but was busy making delicious brussel sprouts.

  4. Ben – I’m assuming you used Patty’s recipe for the corn pudding? (Mom gave me the link to the blog a couple weeks ago. Expect some Argentine cookbooks upon my return.)


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