Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Thanksgiving
Amazing how I somehow get to eat a traditional Thanksgiving dinner when I'm 3,000 miles away from home. This year I went to a family friend's house in Long Island and had quite the feast.

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I'm not a big fan of turkey--it's just too tender and gamey, but this turkey was splendid. The process of making it was quite extensive. Turkey bones and meat were slow boiled overnight to create a rich turkey broth. Then, the turkey pictured here (free range by the way) was marinated overnight in the rich broth, oranges, and rosemary in an oven bag. Finally, on Thanksgiving day, the turkey was put in the oven. The results were magnificent.

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There was barely any space on the table to eat. Pictured are steamed portabella and shittake wild rice, baked fish, Japanese picked vegetables, avocado salad, turkey, rosemary roasted tomatoes, parm lesagna, shrimp on cups of endives, roasted pork with broccoli, potato salad, casserole with sweet potatos and mushrooms, and salad. There was also fresh baked pumpkin pie for dessert.

As usual, I ate too much. I was also asleep on the couch after half an hour.

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