On the menu is Roasted Turkey and Herbed Stuffing.
Squash casserole (recipe stolen from Boston Market).
Mashed potatoe (howdy Mr. Quayle).
Green Bean Casserole (with lots of BACON!).
Parker House rolls.
Half of the dishes we usually have because it is just the two of us this year.
Not on the agenda is shooting. I have twice missed my delivery of 500 rounds of .308 and I don’t want to shoot up the match ammo in storage. That means I am going to get stuck with honeydo list. Damn.
Had an informal Thanksgiving eve mass last night. Set the tone for this Thanksgiving day. We will be heading over to our close friends’ home for a family feast. Q is a 30 year vet of the Lakewood Police dept and a helluva gunsmith. The celebration will be tempered with a bit of poignant reflection. The patriarch, Howard B. age 88, WWII vet passed a couple of weeks ago. Howie served on the Fletcher class destroyer, USS Cogswell. He was a solid, delightful man.
There will be all the traditional yumms. Ms. D is baking a couple of pumpkin pies from scratch. I’m doing a french cut green bean casserole, layered with apotheosis’ bacon jam recipe, topped with French’s canned onion ring thingies… baked with buddah on top just because I can.
God bless y’all! I do thank our dear Lord for each and every one of you and this fine virtual Porch.
All the other menus posted makes ours simple. But here goes.
Roast chicken with dressing
Partridge,venison It. sausage.cooked in red sauce
home made raviolis
coleslaw with roasted walnuts& apple
“skinny hard bread”–
applepiecake with whip cream topping. After that there is
family with full bellies laying all over watching football. Along with some ZZZZZing.
Comment by geezerette — November 22, 2012 @ 9:23 am
Roast 2 pounds of peeled sweet taters, cut into 2-in cubes. They should be soft enough to be easily poked with a paring knife.
Meanwhile reduce 1/2 can orange juice concentrate, 1/2tsp nutmeg, and 1/2tsp cinnamon until it thickens. Toss potatoes in OJ mixture until coated, then sprinkle with chopped pecans and toss back in the oven until glaze forms and pecans brown.
Hope this works, it sure sounded good on paper.
Comment by apotheosis — November 22, 2012 @ 9:40 am
What’s on my menu? Well, I’ll tell ya:
A very small ham steak with steamed broccoli & carrots as a side and a handful of shallots with a Diet Pepsi. Later I’ll indulge myself with a coupla oatmeal cookies if I get to feelin peckish.
Hey, that kinda diet, along with several daily pills, including a statin, have kept me alive for 14 years post infarction. So I guess that’s what I have to be thankful for.
Does it suck? Oh, hell yeah! I have a severe pizza deficiency and would kill for a nice porterhouse with fries, garlic toast, and a banana split.
We’ll see what ol’ Mom has in store when I head over in an hour or so.
Afterwards? Nap, prob’ly.
Then I wanna get started on the Harpers Ferry flintlock pistol kit.
Those’re the pistols you see crossed on the Military Police badge.
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 22, 2012 @ 10:15 am
Whilst at Kroger’s (King Soopers here) I had flash of inspiration.
Wasn’t sure about the green beans and bacon jam……….went to purchase the needed onions for the jam, passed by the sweet ‘taters, glowing all dusky, orangy brown.
*BAM!!* (…..blinded by the light!)
I’m thinking the bacon jam and sweet ‘taters are a better match than the green beans.
Grilled BACON wrapped filet, baked potato w/ butter and BACON and french style green beans w/BACON.
Chocolate ice cream, no bacon.
Peaceful Thanksgiving to all here.
Comment by TomR, armed in Texas — November 22, 2012 @ 12:25 pm
In Brasil we don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, but, anyway, I gave thanks for all the good things that happen to me, everyday, from having good health – me, family & friends – work, plans for travels and such. And for having good friends like y’all!!
Comment by Maria Edi — November 22, 2012 @ 12:26 pm
^ Maria Edi,
You’re more “American” (in the KisP sense) than some folks I know up here, so … Happy Thanksgiving!
Eat, nap, watch futebol.
Comment by DougM (Well, thaaat sucked!) — November 22, 2012 @ 1:26 pm
My agenda: Traffic. All the way to Riverside County.
Six BBQ turkeys with my neighbors and family, about 60 or so heads. Four wheelers, motorcycles, and even a few horses to ride. Lots of nice older ladies that really know how to cook brought tons of food. As they used to say in the social column, refreshments were served and a good time was had by all.
Happy Thanksgiving to all the good people here at Miss Sondra Ks place.
Comment by blindshooter — November 22, 2012 @ 2:35 pm
Simple dinner and phone call w/ the Kiddo.
Roast pork loin, bacon on top.
Saffron – roast garlic tamales (instead of stuffing).
Green beans, bacon and onion.
Imperial (in a Spanish accent, por favor!) beer from Costa Rica.
Neglected to get condensed milk, so no pie or ice cream tonite. (French vanilla w/ brandy – see “Ice Cream Happy Hour” for details.)
Pie and ice cream tomorrow. Gin on the rocks tonite.
Triscuits and a cheese ball
Mashed Potatoes and gravy
Maple glazed sweet potatoes
Green bean casserole with water chestnuts for extra crunch
Waldorf salad (thanks to our friend Molly)
Homemade bread (our friend Beth bakes the bestest!)
A tray full of fresh vegetables, olives, and pickles with onion dip
Cranberry sauce and cranberry jelly
A giant green salad
Raspberry swirl cheesecake
Chocolate bundt cake
Hot buttered rum
But mostly, a good time visiting with friends and sharing a food hangover. We are more than blessed! :D