Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Just In Time for Thanksgiving:The Notorius Turkey Cake
I will leave you with just this one picture. It's layers and layers of thanksgiving-ness. It's like everything you would every eat at a thanksgiving feast except downsized. Whoever is the genius who created this...I strive to be like him/her.
I fell in love when I first saw the crazzzzy good-looking photo at Chow.com.
Here's the link: http://www.chow.com/recipes/29029-thanksgiving-turkey-cake?tag=custom-doc;gumballs
Now, now, no judging once you've seen the other photo. We (Mom and I) did our best. It may not look as appealing as the one at Chow but it sure as heck was just as tasty! I'm stuffed. One piece of this baby and your pushing away the thought of eating for weeks and rolling on the floor laughing at nerd jokes...( just my personal experience.)
WARNING: this dish can make you happy to the billionth degree.
OK, down to business. The steps we took to make this masterpiece:
First, we made the stuffing. The link I put at the top will explain everything in better detail. But for now, I just want to show you what we did with making the layers and how we put it all together.
Then came the meatloaf. You will need to make two rounds of this. One thing I thought was new and different, bizarre, interesting and otherwise note-worthy was that the recipe called for using cooking oats in the meatloaf. Awesome.
First layer; meatloaf. Second layer; mashed potatoes.
Third layer; cranberry sauce. We used the whole can here but in the original it has you split it up so you can add another layer down the road. Whichever you prefer.
Fourth; stuffing. My favorite part :)
Now is the point where it is starting to look a little messy....
But then you add some more mashers.
Then add the rest of the mashed potatoes to the sides. Sort of like frosting.
Finally, add the mashed sweet potatoes and the mini marshmallows. The only thing I didn't do that the original did, was bake it after we came up with the final product.
Check it out! A turkey cake! Ha!