Thanksgiving 2011 - Grateful Bliss
Thank you all, I say on this Thanksgiving day.
An now for some cooking news. Pleased to report that most of yesterday's planned items made it to fruition. The "Boquerones" were displaced by "Alici sott'olio", Sicilian anchovy filets and the Asparagus did not the cut. Here are some pictures. Sorry folks, no recipes today . This feast was a lot of work, over five hours of shopping, and 8 hours of cooking packed into two days. I will be glad to share details, if you just ask.
What is Thanksgiving without cranberries ?
|Cramberries in Rhum Syrup|
|Dried Okra and Blue Corn Chips|
|Asparagus Ravioli with Walnut-Pistachio-Chanterelle Cream|
|Dual Stuffing Cornish Hens|
|Corn Bread Tartlets with Pulled Smoked Turkey|
The star of the show was however the 4 hour , stewed , then pulled smoked turkey drumsticks . This was used a secondary filling in homemade cornbread tartlets also filled with spinach-roast garlic cream. Can't wait for the baguette sandwiches with this left over meat and some French chili pepper Dijon mustard.
|Boston Bibb with Bosc Pear /Grape dressing|
Finally the meal ended with some palate cleansing. A most interesting of salads. No cream, but creamy for those of you who love cream . Shaved parsnips ? Fennel ? Bosc Pear and Red Grape dressing ? Wow, my little sister brought a hit today and thought me a small lesson in salad making.
Wake up! The espresso is coming .
Salute and Happy Thanksgiving to you all.