Now is not the time to bother me. And it's always now. Wiley Miller
I'm cooking this year. My townhouse is too small to host, so I'm using my parents farmhouse. Gonna cook for my 12 cousins, two grandparents, four aunts, three uncles, mom and dad, brother, sister-in-law, nephew, cousins three kids, and my girlfriend.
22 lb turkey
Grilled pork chops
Regular thanksgiving fixings ie; dressing, cranberry sauce, candied sweet pots, mashers, roast corn,
Lots of bread, haven't decided on what yet, but at least four different kind of loafs
Mussels in green and red curry
And a wired family tradition, hot dogs (for the adults as well as the kids)
And I have a mead, and a barleywine about to be keged.
Desserts are being done my my girlfriend, I'm not sure what she's doing yet.
Oh, and I'm doing a batch of special squash and pumpkin dog treats for mine and my parents dog. I make my own treats, and always do something holiday themed for them to enjoy while being kicked around under the table while beging for scraps.
"This is grain, which any fool can eat, but for which the Lord intended a more divine means of consumption.. Beer!" -Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves, Friar Tuck
So, I still haven't had my Thanksgiving meal -- that comes tomorrow evening. I went pretty traditional this Thanksgiving. As a mini-Thanksgiving this evening, though, we had duck breast, which is one of my daughter's favorites. The big meal tomorrow includes:
* Apple and Bacon Stuffing
* Mushroom and Tarragon Gravy
* Baked sweet potatoes
* T. Keller's asparagus w/ bacon ragu
* Homemade cranberry sauce
* Turkey (deconstructed, brined, then deboned, and roasted)
* Lefse from the grocery
* Mom's apple pie that she is bringing, and pumpkin pie from the bakery.
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States...nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that “my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge.” -- Isaac Asimov
Didn't feel like going to one of the bigger meals, just made it a quiet day. Had a slice of pizza with turkey on it for lunch, does that count? Fresh bread is cooling down, there will be some nice cheese, prosciutto, truffled pate, marinated shrimp and other things going with the bread later, maybe I'll open a bottle of nice viognier with it.