Erin pulled off this year's fest basically by herself. Turkey, stuffing (the fennel, pear, sausage variety), cranberries, potatoes both sweet and Idaho-ish, and a great gravy to boot. She did a fantastic job and we had good company to boot. The night ended with Erin's Aunt Linda and I playing a guess what I'm describing in words type game versus Erin and her cousin Helena. Lots of wine, no clear winner.
Atticus and I had just gotten back from a quick trip to Hawaii which I will memorialize on this blog with this photo only and have enough be said:
I took a brief hiatus from cooking which was a welcome respite in some ways though the rhythm of cooking can be peaceful for sure. Without further ado, the menu for the week:
Prosciutto-wrapped cod with lemon and parimgiano piselli and bread
- have to keep the salt down on the cod since the prosciutto has a bit but otherwise wrap, pepper and garlic and in the oven with a little olive oil, lovely
Two beans and a turkey stew with salad
- gonna wing (no pun intended) this one from the leftover turkey and some pinto and kidney beans along with onion, a little cilantro, some tomatoes and we'll see what else
Grilled catfish, potato cakes and broccoli
- catfish is a staple in Texas now, will transform the leftover potatoes from T-day with some chives, green onions and sour cream into fried cakes of goodness
Garden burgers with sweet potatoes and okra
- Atticus loves these things - the garden burgers. Will not touch mushrooms any other way that I know of
Gas station tacos and kale
- have grown to love kale (thank you Oregon); the gas station tacos lit my mouth on fire last time, so less chipotle, same pineapple and cloves though with a pit of pork braised and delicious!