A documentation of my preservation and preparation of local foods as I work through the seasons. This will serve as a reference tool for me in the future and as a sharing guide for family and friends...and anyone else interested. Hopefully, I can offer some useful methods, tips and recipes to share with everyone--be they novice or pro--and encourage them to join me in the exciting world of preserving and cooking with local foods.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Thanksgiving Dinner with a twist

Our Thanksgiving Dinner this year was a bit unusual.  First, we celebrated it last Sunday when we drove with Dave's folks up to daughter Abby's and Tim's home to have a dinner prepared by Abby.  We were joined by other-daughter Holly, her boyfriend Emo and his daughter Sophia.  A friend of Tim's from Utah was also there.  The second twist was the menu which was definately not traditional Thanksgiving fare.  Abby is a creative and accomplished chef and we can always count on her meals being delightful surprises.  She didn't let us down.  Knowing we all love seafood, here is the meal she served:
  -mussels in white wine butter sauce with crusty baguette
  -cinnamon squash and walnuts on mixed greens with
     sliced prunes and gorgonzola
  -parsley-crusted salmon with warm tomato and kalamata vinaigrette
  -brown-butter couscous
  -roasted brussels sprouts
And for dessert:
  -ginger pound cake with lemon-lavender cream and roasted grapes
To quote Holly: Most Awesomest Thanksgiving Dinner Ever!

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