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25 November 2009

… please come here.

It’s just us four this year. Which is fine.

One year, I would really like to have a Thanksgiving meal with historically accurate items. Another year I would like to spend most of the day delivering meals to the homebound. I know the Consort enjoys trying different dishes. But the girls are adamant about ritual and routine, and they like to call it “tradition”, but I think they are imbuing too much rigidity to the menu. In any event, we are going to have way too much food:

  • Lentil Nut Loaf in turkey shape, with onion gravy
  • creamed onions (traditional)
  • pineapple bread pudding (a midwestern concoction introduced to my parents long ago)
  • gingered and mapled mashed yams (this really ought to be a dessert)
  • candied yams with marshmallows (for Trixie)
  • mashed potatoes (Impera is making these, because the Consort and I wanted to do a potato and turnip mash, and she didn’t like that idea)
  • cranberry sauce (home cooked)
  • can of cranberry jelly (for the Consort and Trixie)
  • sauteed corn with chipotle and thyme (new this year!)
  • green beans with shallots (traditional)
  • stuffing (traditional)
  • rolls (I thought the menu was doing OK for carbs; Impera disagreed. She’ll be making this, too)

And for dessert:

  • Hubbard squash pie (Impera wanted two pies — since it’s only us four, I suggested we only make one right now, and we can make a second after all the leftovers are eaten)
  • pecan pie
  • coconut coconut coconut pie
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4 Comments leave one →
  1. 25 November 2009 7:24 pm

    That’s a mouthwatering lineup! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you.

  2. KathyR permalink
    26 November 2009 9:47 am

    Coconut x3 pie? Sounds incredible!

  3. 26 November 2009 6:38 pm

    Triple coconut pie?! Is there coconut in the crust, too? Drool…..

  4. Peaceable Imperatrix permalink*
    27 November 2009 4:21 pm

    Katharine: Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, too!

    KathyR and isabelita: It was DELICIOUS. The crust was just shredded coconut and butter. The filling was a custard made from coconut milk. The topping was meringue dusted with sweetened coconut flakes. Heaven!

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