2010 Thanksgiving dinner in Indianapolis

the foie

Last Thanksgiving, we were invited to a special Thanksgiving dinner at my sister’s place in Indianapolis.  Chef Connie currently watches over our family’s sushi restaurant called Mikado in Indianapolis.  She decided this year to order some super high quality ingredients and cook he family and closest friends in Indy a fantastic meal.

Foie gras cooked in butter with caramelized onions.

foie gras

Here’s what most foie looks like before you cook it.  It’s basically a  duck or goose liver over-saturated with butter.  It’s really disturbing how it’s made, but incredibly delicious at the same time.  A lot of producers of foie gras have gone away from force feeding recently.

More foie

Oh, I forgot to mention it’s incredibly expensive also.

Cross section of foie

Foie in the pan


Crusty bread which always goes great with something so rich.

Carmelized onions

Terrine of foie

Unwrapped and cutting

Cross section, it's a bit smoother now.

Expensive pink sea salt.

Roasted Corn

I think my cousin Chi made some of the veges.

Brussel Sprout Sauté

Mixed potatoes

Balsamic Salad

This had the honor of the first dish to be completely eaten.

Mac and Cheese

Our friend Joey made this.

Roasted pork tenderloin.

This was one of my favorite dishes of the night and vanished pretty quickly also.

Pasta Salad

Joey’s Parents brought this.


Bread spread

Terrine slices

Steak before cooking.

Malliard effect

Beef Tenderloin

Tenderloin slices

Giant bottle of flying fish

no cork fee in Connie's house

apple pie

fruit tart

Frosting cupcake things.

Really delicious lemony tart things that Joey’s mom made.

There was such a large amount of fewd that we had leftovers going into the next few days.  I got a fewd coma pretty quick, which I countered by drinking Coke Zero and playing Rock Band.

This trip reminded me of how lucky I am to be able to enjoy a fantastic meal with my family and friends.

Post was just to show everyone what an awesome cook my sister, family and friends are.  Hope you liked it!

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