Thanksgiving (Drunksgiving) was a delicious success! My family isn’t American, but we still know how to feast! The menu was complete with turkey, mashed and roasted potatoes, roasted carrots/sweet potatoes/parsnips, broccoli, homemade green bean casserole, rolls, macaroni and cheese, nut loaf, gravy, chocolate cheesecake and fail brownies! Needless to say, we all hurt from overeating (in the best way possible). Also, drinking began with mimosas, transitioned to coffee and Baileys and ended with beer and wine. (P.S. grocery stores here in the deep south DO NOT sell alcohol on Thanksgiving!- note to self.)
I must say, the macaroni and cheese I made this year was the best I’ve ever made. I used this recipe as a guide. I used extra sharp yellow cheddar, Vermont white cheddar and gouda from the fancy cheese section and it was AMAZING. I also added just a little heavy cream and baked it for about 20 minutes with an extra special sprinkling of cheese.
My husband, being the honorary American at our dinner, requested green bean casserole, which really isn’t something we normally cook. I found this recipe and just tossed some thin sliced onions with flour and breadcrumbs and baked them instead of deep frying the topping. The combination of shiitake and thyme was phenomenal.
Before eating we decided to take our family wolf pack (3 scotties, 1 husky and 2 mutts) out on a big walk. It felt so much like fall in the chilly air and crispy leaves. We discovered a dog park along the way and the dogs had fun running around and swimming in the muddy pond. Also, I had my entire left leg disappear into the swampy ground while chasing a dog and had to have my husband yank me out. It was actually hilarious and totally unexpected. Sinkholes do exist in these parts.
Happy Thanksgiving x.