I know what you're thinking. You're thinking, "There's a proper way to eat canned sardines?" No? You're not thinking that? Oh, you must be thinking, "Ew, canned sardines, gross!"
Well, to hell with you. I think they're delicious.
My father showed me that you spread a little butter on a saltine cracker, top it with a sardine, and put it away. It's quite delicious. I only made four of these because I wanted four and Jen wanted zero.
After the sardines I made some salads with baby greens, Marcona almonds, and this Bayley Hazen Blue cheese from Jasper Hill.
Jen cringed at the thought of turkey soup last night but I was ale to convince her that tonight was the night. I cooked down some garlic, onion, and celery root then I tossed in some of the roasted butternut squash, carrot, sweet potato, delicata squash, pumpkin, acorn squash, turnip, and rutabaga. I also threw in some of the green beans that we never ended up using for Canadian Thanksgiving, then threw in some chopped turkey and leftover pasta.
Since I generally am against the idea of having beer with soup I saved this Three Philosophers from Brewery Ommegang and enjoyed it as a dessert beverage. At 9.8% ABV one was enough. More than enough actually. It's that time of year where it's quite cold out but our building hasn't actually turned the heat on yet so a strong Belgian-style ale was just what I needed to stay warm.
All Jen needed was one sip and a little Northern Exposure. That episode where Walt thinks he saw a caribou really warms you up.