Thursday, November 22, 2012
T - DAY
Unfortunately we came late to the world of Downton Abbey, so were forced to stay up past midnight fighting the first world war.
As a result, we overslept and came late to the kitchen. Not the best idea on a food based holiday.
Thank God we're having Thanksgiving en famille.
We're doing a German style meal this year. So as the red cabbage braises away on the stove, GG is preparing the stuffing for the turkey. This consists of Macintosh apples, oranges, sliced almonds, rum soaked raisins (or apple cider soaked if you live with me), S&P, paprika and cinnamon. The turkey is covered inside and out with S&P and paprika and is cooked breast side down, the top draped in slices of bacon. Much bacon.
There's quite the world war fought over those crispy bacon slices when the turkey comes out of the oven.
Tini and Nirmal will be bringing 10 pounds of mashed potatoes,brussell sprouts and cranberry sauce. I have the dough for icebox rolls resting in the icebox and pumpkin pies in the oven.
What a perfect American/German/Indian feast this will be.
And Mr. Baby's first Thanksgiving in situ.
Hope he doesn't try to fight his mother for a leg. It could get ugly.
Bon Appetit to the Americans celebrating Thanksgiving and love to the rest of you.
I give thanks for having you all in my life, either in situ or virtually.