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Wednesday Food: Gobble, Gobble…

There has been much debate in my house of late, as to whether or not Thanksgiving is the greatest holiday of all.  What may tip the scales in favor is the argument for food.  As God fearing Americans (wherever they may be), it is our pleasure, nay our responsibility, to indulge our gluttony throughout the year with days devoted to egg and potato salad, barbecue, and dessert for all occasions.  But at no other time may we revel to such an extent in our ability to consume, as the final Thursday of November. It just doesn’t feel like you’ve been patriotic unless you overeat and pass out at 4 o’clock in front of Charlie Brown Thanksgiving, (or my personal favorite, a beat up vhs copy of the elusive Ollie Hopnoodle’s Haven of Bliss).

I’ve delegated turkey responsibilities this year to our out of town guests who have lugged a Big Easy from Philadelphia for the occasion.  I don’t understand how the damn thing works, but look forward to seeing the results.  Also new to the table will be backstrap and tenderloin of venison, from a generous and obliging buck my significant other “terminated” not ten days ago.  I predict IPA mashed potatoes will be a new favorite, and green bean casserole a much anticipated old favorite.

No other national holiday pedastalizes food more than Thanksgiving or encourages the over-consumption thereof, and for that, I am grateful.  (Bets are now being wagered for Black Friday fatalities.)

Follow the jump for Wednesday Food’s Thanksgiving menu…


14 lbs. Turkey à la Big Easy, smothered in Tony’s

Leek and Mushroom Stuffing

Your Grandmother’s Green Bean Casserole

Cranberry-Orange Relish

IPA and Garlic Mashed Potatoes (Homebrew Chef)

Greens with Mustard Vinaigrette

Chile -Roasted Acorn Squash

Libby’s Pumpkin Pie (I have a can from last year.  This recipe by request.)

Dinkel’s Carrot Cake

Bourbon Ice Cream, probably this recipe

This meal, by the way, serves four without about two weeks’ leftovers.


November 25, 2009 - Posted by | Wednesday Food


  1. Blessed be mashed potatoes, blessed be beer. Together, unknown delights…..

    Comment by Vanessa | November 25, 2009

  2. a generous and obliging buck


    Comment by Craig | November 25, 2009

  3. Well Craig, generous in meat?

    Comment by ebolden | November 26, 2009

  4. How did the Big easy cooking go?? I need the follow up story!

    Comment by Angela | December 9, 2009

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