I usually sit myself in front of the TV for football overload and either order a pizza or cook a steak. I don't live near my family and I don't enjoy most of the traditional Thanksgiving foods, so this is what I really enjoy doing.
This year, though, I'll be attending a vegan Thanksgiving at a friend's house. Should be an experience.
Everybody have fun tonight. Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
I make everything from scratch for this holiday. Get out the silver, china, crystal, linen, buy some cut flowers.
The menu stays pretty much the same.
Hot olive cheese balls
Turkey and cranberry sauce
Bread, onion sage dressing
Mashed potatoes and gravy
Relishes including home-canned pickles
Brussels sprouts, sometimes green beans
Wild rice casserole for my vegetarian SIL
Twenty-four hour fruit salad with cooked dressing
Salad composee of romaine with blue cheese, red pears, pomegranite seeds, croutons
Oatmeal clover leaf rolls
Pumpkin pie and rhubarb or apple pie with whipped cream
I've been making turkey for decades and tried every method known to man. The best? Brine it first. Stuff and put in oven at 450 degrees for half an hour, then turn oven down to 325 degrees to finish. It'll be good and juicy.
This year one of the local grocery stores has a deal, buy a ham and get the turkey free so I may do that.
"No ray of sunshine is ever lost, but the green which it awakes into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to see the harvest. All work that is worth anything is done in faith." - Albert Schweitzer