Wednesday, November 24, 2004


Yes - where are those turkeys of yesteryear?

As we at Chez Elisson begin our preparations for Thanksgiving Day, I thought it would be nice to reminisce over one of our recent T-day menus. Especially since we just got the house painted and everything will probably end up tasting like Porter Eggshell Latex this year.

Anyway, here’s what we had two years ago, when we last hosted Thanksgiving Day festivities. Eat your heart out:
Maple Roast Turkey
Giblet Gravy, Brown Turkey Gravy

Cranberry-Orange Compote with Cointreau
Cranberry Sauce (Whole and Jellied)

Sausage-Rice Dressing with Golden Raisins and Pine Nuts
Focaccia Dressing with Herbes de Provence

Wilted Spinach Salad with Pine Nuts and Currants

Casserole des Haricots Verts à la mode de Chez Feinberg
(String Bean Casserole)

Sweet Potato Pudding “Gary”

Carrot Soufflé

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes “Mort de Vampyr”

Fresh-Baked Cracked Wheat Bread

Apple and Pumpkin Pies à la Laura Belle
Blackberry and Chocolate Cream Pies

Coffee, Tea, Assorted Soft Drinks
Cordials and Digestifs

[Gastric Lavage Available Upon Request]

This year’s feast promises to be every bit as enjoyable. Elder Daughter will, alas, not be with us this year, but the Mistress of Sarcasm will grace our table. Add several close friends, and you have the recipe for a satisfying meal - and day.

We have a lot to be thankful for. Wonderful family, exemplary children, good-hearted friends. Health. Prosperity. Life.

Warmest Blog D'Elisson Thanksgiving wishes to all of my friends, family, loyal readers, occasional visitors - whoever the hell you are, I hope your holiday is “without limit to any good thing.” Enjoy!

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