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By toxicfur (Thu Nov 26, 2009 at 09:53:46 PM EST) (all tags)
The human menu: Roasted duck, mashed potatoes and duck gravy, oyster dressing, asparagus casserole, sweet potato pudding, and popovers. For dessert, cranberry sorbet.

The dog menu: Boiled duck liver and sweet potatoes, served in a broth over kibble.

Overall, I have to say that it was a success, even though I'm exhausted now. I got through another holiday, though, doing two important things -- holding on to the traditions of my childhood, and distracting myself enough that the losses I feel aren't quite so intense.

We ate off my grandparents' wedding china. I never remember eating off of it when I was a kid. It was even more special than the other "special" dishes I inherited (I don't mind putting the everyday-special dishes in the dishwasher -- the wedding china was, of course, washed by hand).

Most of the dishes we had were based on recipes my mom and grandmother made for holidays. We never had duck, but mmmm, duck. Overall, I have to say that it was a success. Just enough nostalgia, without getting overwhelmed.

Bonus puppy pic: Rusti thought so, too.

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Thanksgiving Dinner | 5 comments (5 topical, 0 hidden)
Blast! by Breaker (4.00 / 1) #1 Fri Nov 27, 2009 at 05:58:25 AM EST
I really should have made it over to yours last night by the look of it!

I love duck by wiredog (4.00 / 1) #2 Fri Nov 27, 2009 at 09:17:25 AM EST
All dark meat, and the easiest bird to cook. Just poke lots of holes in the skin for the fat to drain, pop it in the oven, and ignore it for an hour while you do the other cooking.

It's the usual Christmas dinner for me and Dad.

Earth First!
(We can strip mine the rest later.)

sounds and looks amazing! by clock (4.00 / 2) #3 Fri Nov 27, 2009 at 09:48:41 AM EST
glad you had a grand holiday!

I agree with clock entirely --Kellnerin

birthday dinner by aphrael (4.00 / 2) #4 Sat Nov 28, 2009 at 06:41:38 PM EST
five-cheese macaroni + cheese. sweet potato pie.

dinner tomorrow night:

braised short ribs; homemade cranberry sauce; mashed potatos.
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That sounds amazing. by toxicfur (2.00 / 0) #5 Sat Nov 28, 2009 at 08:02:45 PM EST
I hope you enjoy both meals!
The amount of suck that you can put up with can be mind-boggling, but it only really hits you when it then ceases to suck. -- Kellnerin
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