Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Thanksgiving Meal

It's funny. I talked to my sister before Thanksgiving and although we had to spend the holiday apart we both decided to have our traditional Thanksgiving meal.  So we both cooked all day and then we had our long distance family phone call.  So we started to compare notes, since we obviously would have made the same things. It turns out we had not one single item in common! She had turkey. We made leg of lamb. They had stuffing of course and we did not, but we had lamb gravy. They had mashed potatoes and we had mashed sweet potatoes. They had corn pudding and we had corn bread muffins. They had broccoli and cheese casserole and we went the green bean route. For dessert pumpkin pie here and mince meat there. Both meals sound pretty good, but funny how our childhood traditions seem to have been so different.

So here is a picture of our feast. (I chose this picture because I thought maybe it would look like the dogs were on the table, but it doesn't really. They are at the edge of the room enjoying their own feast of the cooking pots. You can see Copper licking his lips!)


D.D. Olson said...

I love the dogs licking out the pots! (That happens at our house, too.) And, Oh, my goodness, whatever that orange dish is in the foreground looks delicious. Is it pumpkin dessert?
-D.D. (aka Deanna) Olson in Cannon Falls, from TBD

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The Artist formerly Known as Purpleworms (!) said...

It's the pumpkin pie (or else the sweet potatoes - but I make the pie in a round glass casserole dish. My spouse is gluten intolerant, so there are two pies one for him and one for me. This makes the filling a bit deeper (because I have a bit less of it, because it is divided between the two of us.)