cooking has started in ernast

Today is the day I plan to do most of my cooking for thanksgiving. I have the cranberry sauce bubbling away on the stove and the yams steaming. I am heating the oven to roast the pie pumpkin and thought now would be the perfect time to sit down with my coffee and laptop.

Today’s share is the other thanksgiving meals. clearly  you can tell we cook a lot and we are big on family gatherings. For this reason we will have lots of family meals together starting Wednesday night, and they will require more than one meal in five days so here is the menu for the rest of the long weekend.

Wednesday night
Taco bar. a nice make your own type meal. We will make beans and tortillas and have bowls of chopped lettuce, chopped tomatoes, grated cheese, sour cream and guacamole out. Dad will make a salad to round out the meal.

Another bar but this time an oatmeal bar. bowls of nuts and dried fruits are set out along with butter and brown sugar.

The feast at 2pm

Breakfast will be strata and cut fruit and hot chocolate (that is the recipe I made when we went on the train last Saturday. It is the kind you dream about!)
Lunch will be left overs and lots of turkey sandwiches.
Dinner: “Sheppard’s pie” chop up the rest of your turkey and place in a lasagna pan. Add in what ever other leftovers you like (the green beans are always good for this) pour some stock over it and cover with the leftover mashed potatoes. bake at 350 till done. Brussels sprouts and salad on the side.

breakfast sweet potatoes and chard quesadilla (btw if you have not read Animal, vegetable miracle by Barbara Kingsolver I highly recommend it!) and brie and pear quesadilla, fruit salad
Lunch: Left overs of course
Dinner: Meat loaf with oven fries and garlicky greens Birthday Cake for my mom chocolate of course

Time to get back in the kitchen.


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  1. Lleni Carr

    Wait a minute. I didn’t know about this birthday. It isn’t until next week. I haven’t given any thought to celebrating it. Maybe we should talk about it a little. Do other people know this? like Dad and Sean?

    • um you are the one that said we should do it this Saturday while everyone was here. You were telling Little on the way to the train and since Dad was in the car I think he knows. 🙂

  2. Oh, this menu sounds too delicious! I would eat myself into a frenzy until I dropped — but I would make sure that I had a spoon in my hand, so I could go for another round after someone splashed cold water on me. .

    On YouTube, I found the Laurie Cabot video where Laurie shows off her bos. I typed in Laurie Cabot’s store, and the video showed up. She gives a little background on each of her wares, and she saves the bos for last. The book was absolutely gorgeous, but I bet the cost of that thing was $$$ — and that was probably without the picture of her coven (I think it was her coven — maybe it was her family) The name of her store was Cat, Crown and Crown.

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