Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving à la Americain

Happy Thanksgiving, Pilgrim People!

Today I spent most of the day at work but returned home to a Thanksgiving meal fit for a king! Well, fit for a king that was only 85% ready to be served his dinner. So for the 15% of the meal that needed to be completed, I drank a beer and watched part of the never-ending House marathon on what I can only assume is the House channel. Jen claims that the House marathon is not always on but the evidence of her watching it every day when I return from work would lead me to believe otherwise.

We started off with some of the Vinsobre wine we got in France. We were waiting for a special occasion to pop it open and today seemed like as good a day as any.

Jen made roasted vegetables, glazed turnips, creamed onions, cornbread stuffing, mashed potatoes, roasted turkey, gravy, and rolls. The turnips, some of the roasted vegetables, and the potatoes were all from this month's winter farm share. My contribution to the meal: I scored the brussel sprouts that we forgot to put in the oven.

For dessert Jen made pumpkin pie, one of my favorite things ever. This was probably her best pie to date. While she employed an oddly Canadian themed design for this pie it was still a great addition to this distinctly American holiday. Personally I would have preferred my pie concept: A rectangular pie which mimicked the American flag with 50 little pumpkins instead of stars. If I'm in charge next year I'm definitely doing that.

As a special dessert bonus we also had pinwheels, which Jen made out of the leftover pie crust with some brown sugar.

And now, as a Thanksgiving winds down, we are going to watch Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull which I have rented from through my crummy TiVo that I hate.

Can't wait to see the movie! I heard it's terrible and it has aliens!

Happy Thanksgiving!


caolan said...

We kind of liked it. Indiana, I mean. Then again, we are planning to go see "Twilight" tomorrow, so our taste may not be the best.

Your Thanksgiving dinner looked delightful and delicious!

caolan said...

and delovely.

Sandy said...

Now Jen can teach me to make creamed onions!

Unknown said...

The Indiana Jones plans fell through. Amazon is in the habit of routinely putting a hold on my card once a month when it detects "fraudulent activity" such as me using it to make a purchase at the store WHERE I WORK!