Thursday, December 5, 2013

Thanksgiving 2013

Greetings Turkey day has came and went. And man oh man,  I'm still stuffed. I gotta recap yall on my Thanksgiving celerbration with my family and me now and I already knew I wanted to make duck. I wanted a different meat, turkey just isn't all that to me. So the week before I went to the Dekalb County Farmer's Market and bought 6 duck thighs.
I love to bake,  my grandmother taught me how to bake when I was a young girl and every year this was our time to shine. We would bake our asses off. So this year I decided to make a Sweet Potato pound cake and a Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie. So let's dive right on in.
So, Wednesday when I got home from work I decided to marinate my duck. I wanted to find a recipe that would make the duck taste good and roast the grease off. The recipe I found sounded good. It wasn't.....
The marniating process



So, it smelled great and it looked great, but the recipe had the temp too low. Here is the link to the recipe, beware. http://londonpaleokitchen.com/2013/03/24/orange-balsamic-roasted-duck-legs. For real, dont bother with that recipe. 
Now the sweet potato pound cake came out great. It was beautiful and tasted great.
Isn't she beautiful?

I killed it. Here is the pics of the Chocolate Bourbon pecan pie.
This pie got rave reviews

Overall, I enjoyed the food BUT I was dissatisfied with my duck. I was destroyed. Otherwise, i had a ball with the fam as always