Monday, November 29, 2010

Post-Thanksgiving Lull...

...well, I guess not really a lull because the holidays are on a full run now through the end of the year...more like a small cooking lull...thinking of what the baking arsenal will be this year...who's on my Naughty or Nice lists...you never know when something might be in your mailbox or on your table...

...Thanksgiving was good...quiet...dinner was excellent and it finally hit me that regardless of how amazing everything you make is on that day...it's the stuffing (or dressing) that makes or breaks that dinner...why is that?...I think it's always been that way for me and this year was no different...mine was a lovely melange of cornbread, sausage, celery, onion, dried cranberries, granny smith apple, and wild mushrooms...sweet, tart, savory all rolled into one pan...

...wrapping a turkey breast in pancetta?..you bet! ...thank you Food and Wine magazine for that one..there was something truly fabulous about having a slice of turkey and then crunching on a crisp curl of bacon...almost verging on wrong...no green bean casserole, but steamed and tossed with a little olive oil, lemon zest and almonds...carrots roasted with the turkey...cranberry relish and smashed potatoes...definitely a pretty traditional dinner...but then, isn't Thanksgiving dinner close to the ultimate in comfort food?

...photos?...of course...





1 comment:

  1. NICE!! but I have to admit, Mom still makes the best stuffing!! Even now that she's all *into* the Food network and stuff, and she adds mushrooms and cranberries...things she didn't when we were younger...but it still rocks! I have to say it is the best!

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