This isn’t a real post, per se, but I wanted to be sure I got my Thanksgiving menu out the door while it’s on the brain and folks are thinking about what to buy and where to buy it. I love this holiday. It’s my favorite. It’s my favorite time to bring anyone and everyone to the table who doesn’t go “home”, doesn’t have family in town, or just really wants a home cooked meal with friends. Growing up, this was the holiday that was all with my mother’s family. And as they were once foreigners, the holiday was spent with their upstairs neighbor when my mother was a child. The tradition continues as they still usually celebrate together. My grandmother always seemed to find distant family, foreigners in the supermarket, or anyone else who may not have family in this country. Just as Connie’s family once adopted my grandparents into their tradition, I think we all continue that now (or try to each year anyway). My folks are headed to their own Thanksgiving in the Central Coast, while I’ve got my sister and good friends coming over to celebrate at EAT.
It’s also the ultimate holiday to surround myself with cookbooks and I’ve been working on my shopping list for days. The only thing I do not like, is going to the store the day before Thanksgiving. Ugh. At least I’m not headed to the airport, right?
This year we’ll have somewhere between 13-20 folks at my house and it’s going to be potluck. I love it! Soon to be posted…
Mom’s Corn Chowder with chipotle yogurt topping
Olive Oil Mashed Potatoes with Green Garlic from Milagro
Savory Butternut Squash, Carmelized Onion and Roquefort Tart (this is still an “if”)
Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust
Pumpkin Ice Cream (vegan)
Apple Cranberry Crisp
Pear Almond Torte
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
Hazelnut Chocolate Tart
This might be a few too many desserts, so I may stick to just 2-3 of them, but we’ll see how much I get done tonight! It’s my favorite kind of night… cookbooks, music, wine, and some good company. Whatever you’re doing and wherever you’re going, Happy Thanksgiving and happy eating too!