Sunday, November 25, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

My poor, withering blog, languishing like a houseplant I've forgotten to water for months.  I have used it recently to look up menus and recipes from the past, and I loved looking back on all the memories.  I don't scrapbook, but I used to blog.

So I am recording this year's epic feast.  We had the largest crowd ever - 21!  We used every plate, fork, and glass, plus some borrowed from Emily.  In attendance were Emily & Ian; Joe, Jimmy, Becky, and Grandma Dulce; Tom & Taylor; Marion & Tony; cousins Terri, Charlie, & Judy; Smith & Noah; Jason; Alex; and the four of us.

The Menu:
Greenburg Turkey!
Cure 81 Ham
Mushroom Dressing
Herb Cream Gravy
Red&Black Rice
Roasted Fingerling Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes
Chachie's Cranberry Relish
Butternut Squash Roasted in Maple Syrup
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic Glaze
Creamed Spinach and Artichoke Casserole
Perfectly Steamed Tiny Asparagus
Porter House Rolls

Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Pie X2
Chocolate Cream Pie
Coconut Meringue Pie
Apple Crumble Pie

When Anna decided to become vegetarian, she said she wanted to make an exception and eat turkey on Thanksgiving.  But now 9 months later, she didn't want any.  She's actually mostly vegan these days, but she indulged in lots of things cooked with butter, eggs, and milk.  I indulged in it all!