Wednesday, 21 November 2007

Gobble Gobble


Aarrrgh! It's that time of year when all my procrastination comes back to haunt me.

First, I've got to decide on my Thanksgiving menu. Thanksgiving is tomorrow officially but since I've lived in the UK I've celebrated it the Saturday after. I've got the turkey and know what dessert I'm making: chocolate pecan pie. And maybe something pumpkin though no one in the house is a fan of pumpkin pie. Then there are the veggies and stuffing to sort out. Usually I make a cream cheese-butter-herb mixture to slip under the skin of the turkey to keep it moist while it cooks. But being that I'm on VI's diet, I'm wondering if I should go low-fat. I'm thinking of going all-out traditional and making green bean casserole and candied yams or sweet potatoes (maybe with marshmallows on top). My daughter wants me to make either au gratin potatoes or chantilly potatoes (both with cheese). I'm thinking of a wild rice casserole or stuffing.

Anyway, I've got to get my act in order. I also need to start on the Christmas shopping, which thanks to Amazon.com is a lot easier these days.

So I'd better get going. And Happy Thanksgiving to you all.

10 comments:

Flowerpot said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you! Sounds a very exotic menu. I think I'll be having beans on toast before going out to a rehearsal for Pajama Game so will think of you dining in splendour! N, wrong word. you know what I mean!

laurie said...

one year i brined the turkey and roasted it at 500 degres (as per the recipe in the new york times).

it was deeeelicious. but the house filled up with smoke and we had to open all the windows and dismantle the smoke alarms.

laurie said...

ps happy turkey day to you, too!

Annie said...

Sounds divine! We are supposed to be heading to South Florida to my cousin's for Thanksgiving - I have no groceries whatsoever in this house, save what I used to bake wheaten bread, pumpkin muffins and caramel squares to bring with me. I have two pukey kids in this house right now - odds are that we'll be staying put and eating scrambled eggs tomorrow!

Have a great Thanksgiving!

Kaycie said...

I've gotta bake all day, so I'll just say good luck and Happy Thanksgiving.

debio said...

Happy Thanksgiving! All the nosh sounds fabulous; can I come and join in? - have a dinner party to get through tomorrow evening (business - ugh!) so could do with an escape.....

Vi vi vi vooom!!!!!!!! said...

I've got a great turkey recipe I'm giving my clients for christmas, it's with a couscous stuffing. I'll mail it to you!

wakeupandsmellthecoffee said...

flowerpot: I used to do the amdrams. So much fun but too time-consuming for this time in my life. Enjoy your rehearsal!

laurie: One year my mother cooked the turkey on the barbecue. It took all night as I recall. Happy Thanksgiving to you too.

annie: Hope everyone gets better soon. Kids tend to recover quickly from these illnesses.

kaycie: Yum. What are you baking?

debio: If you're ever in my neck of the woods at Turkey Time, you are very welcome to join us.

VI: I've made the couscous stuffing before. My son hates couscous, something about the texture, so I'll stick to my tried and true recipe.

J said...

Happy Thanksgiving.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

A Happy Thanksgiving to you!

Enjoy your meal.
Crystal xx