Thursday, November 29, 2007

Foodie Fursday: Happy Belated Thanksgiving

Last weekend Kat and I whipped up a respectable Thanksgiving dinner, even though we had Chicken and ate it on a Saturday night; it’s the spirit that makes it Thanksgiving, right? Anywho, Kat handled most of the meal, while I played sous chef for the evening. Here’s what was on the menu:

Honey/Thyme/Apple brined chicken
Roasted garlic mashed potatoes with dill and carrots
Greek style braised grean beans
Carrot leek soup with thyme
Spiced persimmon brulee
Mulled apple cider

There were some successes: the potatoes and the cider were particularly popular, some things that fell short of the mark: the beans were a bit spicy and the chicken a bit salty, and some outright disasters: I still have the persimmon “brulee” in my fridge. In all though, the meal left me fat/content and stocked with leftovers that lasted me for the next few days. Oh…and to top it all off, we watched Elf while we dined. Not too shabby.

Prepped veggies

Rosemary that we may or may not have stolen from a bush outside the supermarket.

Kat stirrin' beans


CresceNet said...
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annie said...

i'm not sure who this "crescenet" is.... or what they are talking about... but i think they are saying that persimmon stuff sounds very funny, and that they love you lots... which is kind of what i am saying too. at least the soup looks good.

bri said...

I'm so thrilled you made two of my dishes as part of your Thanksgiving. I'm even more thrilled that the mashed potatoes were a success. I'm curious what you thought of the soup too. Your menu looked delicious with everything, even if the persimmon brulee was a bust. I love that you "may or may not" have stolen rosemary from outside the supermarket. Whenever I'm out and about and see the median strip or hillside covered in rosemary, I think "I need to remember this spot so I can come back and harvest some". Thanks for a fun post.