Saturday, November 29, 2008

Expanding the palatte

Happy Thanksgiving!
We're enjoying a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend. Scott's parents came down to stay with us and provide the much needed expertise in the kitchen. Since there would only be a few of us in the "family" category, we expanded our table by adding friends. Diana, Shannon, Brian, and baby Ben were wonderful additions to our day of celebration. The meal was great - salad, turkey, mashed potatoes, gallons of gravy, cranberries, mounds of stuffing, mashed squash, root veggie medley, rolls, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin cheesecake. Needless to say, we've had plenty of leftovers to keep us fed all weekend. Of course, we got thai take-out last night to get some other spices in the palatte. =)

Owen ate none of the dinner - much too distracted. I, on the other hand, have found a lot more on the thanksgiving table to enjoy. Both Scott and I have realized that we really enjoy squash (and pumpkin) and root veggies, since I started cooking a lot of those as purees last year for Owen. Go figure - the 9 month old baby adds new veggies to our diet. Also, as a kid, I never liked stuffing. I think I was afraid of it - not quite sure what was in those mounds of food. Now that I've seen it made...different story! Soooo good. Bread, bacon, apples, onion, celery, herbs, herbs, herbs. Heck, add some chicken and it could be a main dish in our house.

Hope you all are enjoying family and friends and counting your blessings this weekend. I know we are.


Colleen said...

Happy Thanksgiving my friend! I felt the same way about stuffing, but now it is one of my faves. And Luke loved it too! Soft, buttery and easy to chew!

Sara said...

I feel the same way about beets. I never thought I cared for beets until I cooked some up for Calla last week. I figured I had to try them if I was going to feed them to my child, and actually, they're pretty good!

Shannon said...

I want the recipe for the root vegetables.

We made our own Thanksgiving dinner on Friday night (turkey breast and the rest from TJs). Of course, we had sushi yesterday because we were sick of turkey!

I have always loved stuffing esp my 85 year old grandma's which I haven't had in 6 years!

I am Kate Maxwell said...

i wish there was gallons of gravy at my thanksgiving... we for sure ran out, and my food wasn't properly swimming.