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Friday, November 23, 2012

Thanksgiving Tradition

Here at the American Homestead we
have a very traditional Thanksgiving
dinner.  And a tradition at our table
is for each person to tell a story of a
memorable meal in the past year.
The Turkey
Creamed Onions ~ on our table
since we were kids.
Mick told a story of a meal he recently
had in Cappadocia.  His guide took him
to a restaurant run by a family he knew.
The family filled the table with mezza
dishes and everyone feasted... then they
brought the lunch.  Everyone had to stuff
themselves a bit more.
Cornbread Stuffing
Corn Pudding
Brennan told a story of a dinner in
Copenhagen where there was no menu,
the chef decided what everyone would eat.
Included in the group was a Danish family
with their children and grandparents. 
Brennan especially liked walking the Mom
home with the kids so the kids could be put
to bed, he said walking through the quiet
old streets was wonderful.
Butternut Squash
Mashed Potatoes
Kasey told us all about a Hawaian
Luau and all the foods and preparation
involved.  Kasey lives on the beach in
Hawaii and I'm sure she is counting down
the days until she can fly away from the
grey skies of Indiana and spend her Christmas
break with her family on the beach ~ maybe
they'll have a luau!
Haricot Verts with Lemon Zest and Pine Nuts
Uncle Jamie told us about a dinner
he had in Turkey where the entire
meal was cooked in a sealed clay pot,
you then hit the pot and cracked the top
off so you could eat the meal.
Cranberry Apple Relish
Mr. Wonderful told a story of a
delicious breakfast buffet in Istanbul.
There were so many selections he had
to make 2 trips just so he could taste
Pickled Beets
Hard working Katie Rose is a
student at Purdue and when she
has breaks from school she is always
working.  Sadly, she only got to spend
one night out of state last year so she
told us about her tomato and mozzarella
salad on a trip to Michigan last summer.
Pecan and Pumpkin Pie
My favorite meal of the year was my first
night in Athens.  We arrived late in the day
and checked into our hotel and headed to
Plaka to find a restaurant.  As we were looking
down the side streets we saw the Acropolis lit
up at night.  That's the street we went down.
We ate in an outdoor cafe, I had moussaka
and Wonderful had stuffed tomato and pepper.
And we enjoyed the beautiful view of the Acropolis.
I hope everyone is thankful for every meal we
get to enjoy.

1 comment:

  1. What an amazing feast! We spent Thanksgiving at my in-laws' house with at least 30 in attendance. May be more! What a day!