Thanksgiving, 2009

December 1, 2009

Around the table there were 23 people, ranging in age from 19 to 70.  Median age was 23, which gives you some idea of how much the young outnumbered the old.

What was on the table?  Herewith, a list.

To stave off hunger while we cooked;

Spiced nuts
Marinated eggplant
Chinese pork and chive dumplings
Liver pate
Cheesy home-made crackers
An assortment of cheeses

Two turkeys
Herbed apricot stuffing
Sausage, mushroom and chestnut stuffing
Creamy mashed potatoes
Roasted sweet potatoes with miso butter
Red Cabbage
Brussels sprouts with pine nuts
Pureed squash
Rutabagas mashed with butter and cream
Creamed pearl onions
Cooked cranberry sauce
Fresh cranberry and orange sauce
Pomegranate gravy

Pumpkin pie
Pecan pie
Cranberry crostata
Apple pie
Whipped cream
Assorted chocolates

Wines: Charles Ellner Champagne, Bavard Burgundy, Adelsheim Pinot Noir, Beaucastel, Cotes du Rhone, Cognac

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