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Happy Thanksgiving!

It's going to be simple this year---just Steve (rootbeer1) and I. The menu:

Butternut Squash Soup
Turkey Orloff (turkey cutlets layered with a soubise of rice and onions and mushroom duxelles)
Tourtiere (French Canadian meat pie)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Candied Carrots
Crescent Rolls
Pecan Pie
Pumpkin Cheescake

Bon appetit!

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squalidbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 03:55 am (UTC)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts - pique my curiosity... I've only ever boiled or steamed them and maybe sauteed them in a little butter, garlic and olive oil.
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 04:19 am (UTC)
They're really easy---toss fresh trimmed sprouts in olive oil, salt and pepper. Place on a baking sheet in one layer and bake at 375-400 for 40 minutes or so. They get nicely brown on the outside, and tender and sweet inside. It's our favorite way to cook them now.
squalidbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 04:23 am (UTC)
Yum! I'll be outside your window in my best 'begging' position!
digibob
Nov. 24th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
Oh please, no one wants to see you outside a window naked with your knees up to your ears while they are eating! The picnicking family you did that to last year are still having nightmares over the sight of that.
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
We do!!! We do!!!
redbackfur
Nov. 24th, 2005 04:28 am (UTC)
I believe Dana & I shall be dining at Elios down the street. But will be in Long Beach, CA on Saturday at my Parental Unit's location eating with family. First time we've all been together in about 8 years.
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
Well, that should be fun!! Until we moved west, I spent every Thxgvg except one with my family. Mmm--too much food and drunken arguments--I miss it so.
mrdreamjeans
Nov. 24th, 2005 04:31 am (UTC)
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!! Your menu sounds simply delicious. I'm sure it will be beat by far the buffet here at the Holiday Inn in Fort Lauderdale. Hugs!!
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks Neil--we'll eat on the leftovers for days!
digibob
Nov. 24th, 2005 06:16 am (UTC)
Sounds like a great meal -- hope you guys have a fabulous Thanksgiving!
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks Bob---you too!!
owenthomas
Nov. 24th, 2005 06:20 am (UTC)
Have you been nominated for Husband of the Year or something?

Mmmmm ... meat pie.
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:39 pm (UTC)
Hehheh...or Housewife of the Year.
fuzzygruf
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:15 am (UTC)
Sounds yummy. I love your roasted brussel sprouts!
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:40 pm (UTC)
Mmmm..you can taste my roasted brussels sprouts anytime!
pauliebearsf
Nov. 24th, 2005 09:49 am (UTC)
HMMMMM.....pumpkin cheesecake
YUMMY!!! MANGIA MANGIA!!! xoxoxoxo
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC)
Re: HMMMMM.....pumpkin cheesecake
It's the one thing I'm not making from scratch--it's from the Cheesecake Factory, via Costco.
ursine1
Nov. 24th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
The usual here...
They don't "do" T-day here in Spain. So for lunch I will have a Mediterranean-style pizza and a green salad with fresh, flavorful, and cheap tomatoes, covered with jerez (sherry) vinagar and sabor intenso arbequino olive oil. And tonight I will go out to Ursus for the 2-for-1 drinks during "Happy Hour" and have free tapas with a hundred of my bear friends.

Carlos
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Re: The usual here...
Do they have turkey tapas?
ursine1
Nov. 24th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
Turkey tapas
Turkey is not all that popular in Spain. The closest I have seen is pizza made with whole-wheat crust and turkey breast for meat. It's marketed to the health-conscious. Anything that can be cut up into small pieces can be served as tapas. Another term that is used is pica pica which means stuff to pick at. This usually consists of olives, nuts, cheese, and cured meats. For bears it doesn't matter much what they call it, just so there is plenty of it!

Chuck
jarlsberg71
Nov. 24th, 2005 02:58 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you two are taking it easy and just making something simple!

I'm right filled with Envy :)

Good Eats to everyone!
qbear
Nov. 24th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC)
Thanks!!!!
alpenhorn
Nov. 24th, 2005 09:57 pm (UTC)
SLURP!
I remember well of some of those morsels from a couple years back.
We're off in an hour to some place called Hayward which is over a bridge or through a tunnel or something I'm told. The in-laws for dindin.
Have a wonderful feast, men!
(Anonymous)
Nov. 24th, 2005 11:03 pm (UTC)
Happy Thanksgiving Uncle Jack and Steve!
Hope Steve is recooperating and feeling better. Hope you have a great holiday. Mary,Mandy,Bill,Nicolas and I are celebrating together today. We totaled our car yesterday on our way to Mom's. We are all sore but are very thankful they we are still here. The 17 lb turkey survived the crash.We will have a ton of leftovers! A young driver ran a stop sign and I had no time to react.I am just thankful the air bags worked and Mary and Mandy are ok.I 'll be shopping for a new car soon. Mom,Dad,Tara,Joe and the kids are celebrating Thanksgiving at Mom's.Take care stay in touch.
Love,
Rod
P.s.- Uncle Jack did you get my message on your cell phone the day of Steve's surgery?
qbear
Nov. 25th, 2005 03:25 am (UTC)
Re: Happy Thanksgiving Uncle Jack and Steve!
Thank God---we're so glad you're all OK. I know it was snowing out there today. Something about our family and cars--remember I totaled my car the day before your wedding?

Sorry you didn't make it to Albany, but I'm glad you guys are together today. We had dinner about 3, and a couple of friends are coming over in a bit to visit. We'll probably watch a movie and eat pie.

Someday we'll come back east for Thanksgiving. It's not my favorite holiday anymore, due to Poppy's passing the day after in 1996, but I still miss being with the extended family.

And I did get your message, several days later. I don't know why it didn't ring when you called, because I'm sure I had the phone on all that day. But thanks for calling--it was stressful, but turned out well. Steve's doing great!
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