Sorry I’ve been a bit more scarce lately. It’s been busier at work - Too busy, unfortunately…
Though I will do my darndest, there remains a chance this year that I may not make it home from work in time for Thanksgiving dinner. Can you guys post your Thanksgiving dishes on this thread so that I may vicariously enjoy it through your lenses? I’ll try to post my crappy hospital cafeteria turkey plate (if time permits), but I’m pretty sure that it’ll pale in comparison to what y’all will be enjoying.
i made dinner for the homeless last night. the pasadena police told us a couple of months ago we could not serve dinner in the park without a health permit, and that no permits were going to be issued. so we set up a portable table on the sidewalk. instead of turkey, i went with chicken baked on a bed of apple/persimmon stuffing with kale salad, mashed potatoes, corn & gravy finished with pumpkin pie w/whipped cream. it was well received.
I will try and post something from our scaled down, socially distanced, outdoor dinner with two family members outside our household, but I do know what we are thankful for – frontline workers like you putting yourselves at risk to care for others, and people like secretasianman making sure that those who are all too often forgotten and passed on the street without a second thought, are acknowledged and cared for, in a way that should remind all of us of our obligation to help others. I won’t violate board rules by soliciting for particular organizations, but there are plenty out there who would welcome our time and financial contributions. Many thanks for all you do.
This cream of mushroom soup has cremini, shiitake, maitake, shimeji, and King oyster mushrooms. Fortified with sherry and turkey stock…from the bird I roasted Saturday. This will be used to make green bean casserole that the spouse dislikes, but I love.
We did Thanksgiving early to accommodate the health care schedule.
Thanksgiving Day will be spent enjoying leftovers, green bean casserole, and vegetable and turkey soup.
My rule when hosting or cooking for Thanksgiving is to make sure we have everything that any guest needs to feel the menu is complete. Since for the first time in 40 years it’s just the two of us, it’s the three things I care about—turkey, rolls, and pumpkin pie—plus dressing, mushroom gravy, and my sweet potatoes. Apparently neither of us cares about mashed potatoes (I thought that was the whole point of gravy), creamed onions, or cranberry glop. To to balance the meal a little we’ll also have some green beans, but any green vegetable would do.