Saturday, November 28, 2009

Our Thanksgiving Feast . . . or 10 of them. . . .

Doesn't quite have the Norman Rockwell photo appeal, does it?



But these were 10 turkey dinners I prepared and packaged, and then Doug and I trekked off to Brian' s apartment 300 miles away. Now the guy has more than ketchup and beer in his refrigerator: turkey, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans & stuffing, angel bisquits, and pumpkin cheesecake. . .


But we didn't want to eat up all the food we made for him, so we headed out to dinner at the neighborhood Monte Carlo Bar and Grill. He lives in a very interesting neighborhood, my young son. . . very "scenic" with little shops and restaurants, and bright, neon signs advertising the likes of "Sex World."

You can bet that Brian, who's in portfolio school for copywriting, has plenty to photograph in his neighborhood!

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

And lest you think I'm burnt out on cooking and baking, I have a surprise for you! On Monday night, at 6 pm, the COOKIE BLOG TRAIN is making a stop right in the middle of my kitchen!!!

The train is traveling through 12 blogs, and along each stop will be a holiday cookie recipe and photo. I just finished baking one batch of cookies tonight, but there's a strong contender for the featured blog post, and I'll be checking out that recipe tomorrow. (For tomorrow's recipe, I'm combining part of an old Bon Appetite recipe, with a Martha Stewart recipe. Here's a hint: there will be stripes, but not the incarcerated kind.) The best of my two efforts will be on my blog Monday at 6pm, so be sure and stop by then.

7 comments:

Beth said...

I love the cooler/tupperware version of Thanksgiving! You son's neighborhood reminds me of when I was 20ish and my (male) friend moved to a larger town an hour away and ended up living in a gay neighborhood by accident:) He ended up liking it there but moved back to see more of his girlfriend.

Suzy said...

How wonderful that you took food to Brian! I'm sure he appreciated it so much! The cookie blog sounds so fun and I'm looking forward to it!

Jeanne said...

How neat that you brought Thanksgiving to your son. I'll just bet he really appreciated that! And the neighborhood looks eclectic, but interesting.

I look forward to seeing your contribution to the blog hop!

humel said...

Lucky your son is all I can say...

(Actually, it's not - I can also say how much I'm looking to the cookies!! Yummy blog train idea xx)

Maria said...

What a wonderful thing to do for Brian! Did he like his pretzels?

I love the idea of a cookie train, but more as a voyeur than a participant. I'm looking forward to seeing your contribution. Yum!

Barb said...

Brian is a lucky boy to have a Mom like you. I am sure he will enjoy the food.

Sharon said...

What an awesome mom you are!