Tuesday, December 2, 2008


On Sunday, we had our belated Thanksgiving dinner -- any holiday that consists mostly of eating should be embraced. I was able to find turkey at the Mercato Centrale, where I got a 5.8 kg bird (almost 13 pounds), and after searching several stores, we were even able to find cranberries. We had invited one of my labmates and his girlfriend, but they unfortunately had to cancel on Sunday afternoon because of illness. Since the turkey was already in the oven at that point, we had to scramble to make other plans. Luckily, two of Kristen's classmates were able to join us on short notice and help us eat the mounds of food. In addition to turkey and gravy, we had cranberry stuffing, mashed potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce, and for dessert pumpkin pie. Since then, it's been turkey for at least two meals a day... plain leftovers, turkey sandwiches and turkey soup so far, and who knows what next (I'm thinking maybe turkey fajitas?).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful Thanksgiving dinner you made! We cooked a 20-lb turkey with all trimmings for only 4 people--but, after M&S arrived for dessert and stayed a couple of days, the turkey was all gone by the end of the weekend.