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Happy Thanksgiving

11/25/2004

The Main Event

Filed under: — stan @ 7:21 pm

So today was the big Thanksgiving feast. This morning, I started out by baking the olive bread that I made last night. Then it was time to put the turkey in the oven to cook while I made potatoes and rapini. But there was a bit of a crisis when we discovered that the cooking bags had been misfiled, and the bag we had wasn’t ‘Turkey Size’. So I got on my bike and rode up to the grocery store. And they were out of the big cooking bags. But I found some in a carton on the top of the shelf, so the crisis was averted. By 1:00 everything was ready. We snacked a bit on the olive bread before the main meal. Then we all stuffed ourselves. The potatoes au gratin were a big hit.

After dinner, I pulled out the chocolate cake I made yesterday. Who needs pumpkin pie when there’s chocolate cake with mousse frosting?

2 Responses to “The Main Event”

  1. Michelle Says:

    After that bike ride, you deserve to eat the entire thing yourself! Is there anything that you don’t do?

  2. Stan Says:

    Well, I don’t clean up. That’s been our division of labor for years. I cook and Cathy cleans the kitchen.

    But this time, I really was ‘putting on the dog’ a bit. Making bread by hand is a bit much, but I just felt like doing it. And it was really not as hard as it sounds like it ought to be.

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