November 24th, 2005

monkey pirate

Giving Thanks

Chances are pretty good that if you're reading this, you're what I most have to give thanks for this year.
There's blue skies, good health, and quite a few adventures this year - but through it all, what's mattered the most has been my friends.
So thank you.
There's a delicious feast waiting for you here, if you need it.
monkey pirate

Stuffed and sleepy

We brined our turkey, and it turned out so succulent and tender I didn't even need a knife to carve it. I literally just pried it apart with a big ol' fork. We also stuffed it with onions and orange and lemon rinds, which made the interior savory and juicy in the extreme.

I took a chance on a new sweet potato recipe (Holiday Pirate Sweet Potato and Marshmallow Mush) which turned out just great. We had two kinds of stuffing, green bean casserole, broccoli casserole, mashed potatoes, two kinds of gravy, orange-and-cranberry bread and blue corn jalapeno bread, queso dip and chips, vegetarian pizza, cornbread crumbles, wine, beer, soda, water and champagne. For dessert, coffee, pumpking pie, and a gingerbread house. It was, in short, an astonishing feast.

I am replete.