The decadence that is thanksgiving at T&E’s house included, in addition to the 17-pound turkey, prosciutto horns filled with pine nuts, sultanas, gorgonzola, and rucola (arugula, rocket); shrimp in some amazing sauce on toast; a whole platter of Americana goodies, including spinach dip; and hush puppies with broccoli soup.
And that’s just the beginning.
There were yams with maple syrup streusel, chicken liver stuffing, cranberry sauce and cranberry salsa, green beans with shallots, and several desserts (peach cobbler, pumpkin muffins, and fruit cakes). I’m sure I’ve forgotten something.
There were also: Americans, Canadians, Nederlanders, Brits, and all-around gadflies of the world.
There was a child (with an iPod), a cat, a nap… a round of thanks.
And rounds of wine, coffee, tea, and Scotch.
Oh, and I don’t even have documentation of the rest of our visit — it was lovely. We saw the Girl with the Pearl Earring and had a fabulous Argentinian steak dinner (yes, the night before Thanksgiving. Crazy, I know.).
And now we are home and in recovery — salad for dinner tonight!