Talk about missing family. I’d like to be packing up the car and husband and dog and driving to Nanny’s but that is not to be this year. Now I hear that two of the young girls (under ten) are hosting a tea party for all the other girls coming in for the weekend. My apt cooking school pupils (teens) are making petit fours for the event. I hope to receive a photo of the final product that I can share with you. It’s so sweet of the girls to host and cook for this new family tradition, and I’m sorry to miss it, but I’m probably over the age limit for attendance anyways!
Not having any children, one of my favorite things to do on Thanksgiving is play outdoors with all the kids. One year it’s trampoline, usually pushing the young ones on the swingset, and remarking to Jim how sweet these children are, and how smart as well. There may be near 60 people this year, with all the new babies, and everyone gets along. The parents may not agree, but as a cousin/aunt at a 12-hour Thanksgiving feast it looks pretty cool to me.
Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours! Here’s the menu I’ve come up with and probably will not make, because Jim wants steak and probably a loaded baked potato and iceberg wedge with Thousand Island. That’s a breeze for me, and means we could even go downtown to see Pirate Radio! I’ve never been able to go to the movies on Thanksgiving Day, even as a kid, because I was too involved in preparing the “sides.”
Dee’s Thanksgiving Menu starts with appetizers Spinach Balls (I think I posted that on the site) and Spicy Almonds and Cashews (my version is different but check out Epicurious); Roasted Winter Squash Soup; Roasted Capon with Sausage/Apple Stuffing and Gravy; Brussels Sprouts with Leeks and Bacon; Braised Carrots in Consomme; Mashed Garlic Potatoes; Orange-Cranberry Sauce (fresh, of course); and Mincemeat Tarts.
I’m liking the steak idea, but will save the menu for a dinner party. Take care and enjoy the holiday. There’s a new, trendy bowling alley opening up in the neighborhood tomorrow. If I can round up a couple of gals we can bring canned goods for the Food Bank and bowl for free tomorrow afternoon! Sounds like Thanksgiving to me…. Dee