18.9.09

Thanksgiving

I love food. I looooove it. Sadly, my 5' frame will not allow me to eat all of the food I would like and not end up looking like Jabba's shorter, fatter sister. However, I spend a lot of time thinking about food, even though I might not be able to eat it.

Today my sister and I were discussing the menu for Thanksgiving. Here is what we've landed on. I'm writing it here because a) I'm really excited about the prospect of eating it, and 2) I will have documented evidence of the agreed upon menu if someone tries to change anything without consultation.

Hors d'oeuvres:
  • chicken liver pate with port and figs (made by our dear friend Lina)
  • cheeses (Morbier, brie, Jarlsberg, bleu (of some variety) and baguettes and crackers
  • gravlax w/capers and dill cream cheese
Dinner:
  • two deep fried turkeys (25 lbs/turkey)
  • ham with pineapple, brown sugar, cherries & cloves
  • plain mashed potatoes
  • truffled mashed potatoes
  • regular stuffing
  • oyster stuffing
  • mushy peas
  • glazed carrots
  • cole slaw
  • cranberry sauce
  • cranberry chutney
  • and, of course, lots and lots of gravy!
Dessert:
  • pecan pie
  • chocolate walnut pie
  • pumpkin pie
  • sunny silver pie
  • chocolate chip cookies
  • pecan balls
Then, on Friday, we're having Thai curry mussels, beef tenderloin with Gorgonzola sauce, Pont Neuf potatoes, minute asparagus (thin sliced asparagus with a lemon/soy/butter sauce), and spinach salad.

I'm also really excited because it will be Matt's first Thanksgiving with my family. We're Thanksgiving people. We gather the family and friends and eat, drink and play games.

I'm officially exited. Only 69 days to go...

3 comments:

Dorothy said...

I think it's fixed.

Dirty Kitten said...

Can I come?

Dorothy said...

Yes! Do! It's fun. You can't eat anything, though, because there might not be enough...