That's one T, and with an H in there.
That man can sell a Ford like...well...(And absolutely nothing, but I'm cooking Christmas dinner at my in-laws in PA. Turkey and all the fixings, but these heathenish east-coasters have vetoed the obligatory green bean casserole with French fried onions on top.)
Absolutely nothing. My job is to set the table, so I will do that and then play with the toddlers (two 2 yr old girls and a 3 yr old boy). Other members of my family will be cooking two turkeys, mashed potatoes, two types of stuffing, sweet potatoes, green bean casserole, at least three pies, parker house rolls, a jello salad, a regular salad, cranberry sauce from a can and a fresh cranberry/orange sauce, gravy, and probably some other stuff I am forgetting. Also they will be cooking this for about 25 people.
A capon! A pork belly! And lots and lots of other stuff!
Ah, November! The bare trees, the frost on the lawn, the morning news bringing in the Fire Chief to blow up turkey fryers in their parking lot...We'll have all the usual. Times may change, but standards must remain!
I'm not cooking either. I've volunteered to bring some appetizers--cream cheese with pepper and onion relish (sounds gross but it's yummy) and a veggie tray. Other members of my family will be cooking a 28-lb. turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes and apples in a rum/butter/cinnamon sauce, green beans, stuffing, cranberry sauce from the can and a new entry this year: some sort of butternut squash, creamy, cheesy extravaganza. Mom's in charge of pies, as always, so I'm looking forward to the apple and pumpkin, and my nephew will get his chocolate cream pie. Maybe he'll share this year.
I don't cook (or host), but the husband is making his excellent cherry pie, which he makes from a recipe out of his favorite cookbook, the Cook's Illustrated Best New Recipe book he got as a gift from Marsha last year.
Not a thing. I was hopeful that we'd get to have Friend Thanksgiving rather than Family Thanksgiving this year, but nope. Usually in the even-numbered years we're out of the country over the holiday, but we're hoping to buy a house next year, so frugality reigns. We will go to my mother-in-law's; she will overcook the turkey (she cooks the stuffing in it, in what I assume is an attempt to kill her guests) and undercook the scalloped potatoes; we will have a nice time anyway because they are nice people, and also, I bring good wine.
I'm hosting 10 people and am doing all of the cooking. My parents, who have been to NYC for Thanksgiving before, and my brother and his family, who are making the trek for the first time, are coming from the west coast. My nephew asked last week if I had a table big enough to hold everyone and my mother responded, "She doesn't have a table." My nephew looked very confused and worried at that announcement. It'll be a different Thanksgiving for them than usual, but standard for me: lots of food, lots of wine, everyone sitting around in my little apartment gorging themselves for hours. I'll have all of the normal staples; this year I'm adding a cornbread stuffing and a butternut squash/goat cheese pasta. I'll start cooking on Tuesday.
Let's watch one now! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5o9jW4yNdYI
Your recipe for sage turkey and onion gravy, thank you very much. I think this year I'm going to cook an Eberly turkey and a grocery store turkey side by side to see whether anyone but the foodies can see that it really does make sense to pay $99.00 for a 15 pound turkey (if you can afford it). Will also be making my version of Joel Rubochon's mashed potatoes because there is no limit to the amount of butter that potatoes will hold if the chef who wrote the recipe is that famous and that french.
You should veto their veto. Chef's vote wins in case of a tie, or even in the case of overwhelming loss.
Yeah, but then I'd be the only one eating it.
I see no problem with this scenario.
What's that? Thanksgiving's a week from today? Can someone please tell my completely disorganized family SO THAT PLANS CAN BE MADE? I have a very strong suspicion I will be a Thanksgiving orphan this year - so I might sample the best buffet Athens/Atlanta has to offer.
I usually don't cook but this year I am making a roasted fennel and carrot dish.
Well you and BT should just come to NYC. You can have the turkey and he can have the mouse. Problem solved!