Monday, November 25, 2013

Thanksgiving Tidings

Last night my brother called to say that he'd be joining us for Thanksgiving and that his girlfriend would be joining us too!  I should have seen this coming, but I didn't.  Before this fateful phone call, we had decidedly decided that we were not hosting this year.  We were not cooking the big bird.  The plan was to secure an invitation by way of inviting ourselves over somewhere and bring some killer sides to make up for it.  Change of plans.  So far I know that I want to make a collard green gratin and I know that we will drink cider of the fermented kind with our meal.  I also know that I still don't want to cook a bird.  But you can get away with anything these days, so we will figure it out.  Hopefully we will just eat some really good food.  Hopefully you will too.

A friend sent me this NYT article which is fun, although brussel sprouts are too delicious to shred.  Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. Can you rent a piano for the occasion? Maybe you can mix some type of elixir into his drink to bring little bro to the point of THE decision.

  2. So happy you were with family. :) I need a rundown of your menu - no doubt it was doubly impressive with your creative kitchen ways and last minute, no less.