Giving Thanks

Today is Thanksgiving Day in the US. We have much to be grateful for at our house. G. Grod is thrilled to see the Philadelphia Eagles doing well again. He and I were grateful for pie. I’m glad to have finished my book before it’s due at the library. And the kids were grateful that I gave them bread and butter, since they refused to eat anything else I made for our only-veggie-sides-and-pie dinner.

Today’s menu:
Savory Corn Pudding, from Cook’s Country
Gingered Beets, from Sundays at Moosewood
Creamy Cauliflower Casserole with Bacon and Cheddar
Impossible Pumpkin Pie with Maple Whipped Cream

Tomorrow, I’ll attempt:

Roasted Carrots
Sweet and Sour Brussel Sprouts
Apple Pie from Cook’s Illustrated with their Foolproof Pie Dough with its secret ingredient of vodka. I’ll use a mix of local Honeycrisp and Empire apples.

Edited to update the menu. Everything turned out well, though my boys still wouldn’t eat anything. I couldn’t even bribe Guppy with two kinds of pie. I was glad to skip the sweet potatoes, mashed potatoes, and turkey. G. Grod and I didn’t miss them.

One Response to “Giving Thanks”

  1. Jennifer Says:

    Traditional Thanksgiving food is not a hit with my boys either–not sure why. They ate mashed potatoes and brussels sprouts but not the amazing sweet potatoes nor their grandmommy’s cornbread stuffing nor apple pie nor turkey, and definitely not gravy. More for me?