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The people: Me, Adam, Elayna, gwynraven, sindrian,… 
25th-Nov-2010 09:41 pm

The people: Me, Adam, Elayna, gwynraven, sindrian, slipjig, taura_g, rain_herself & her M., mllelaurel, dalious & her A., fiddle_dragon, zeyr, my BARCC friend Will, quezz, swashbucklr, hammercock, trowa_barton, yes I do this in order of arrival hush. And wired_lizard just walked in!

The dinner: Turkey, brined most gorgeously. Molasses-ginger cookies and stuffed mushrooms as an appetizer. The turkey finished quicker than we thought it would, so no time to finish the arepas - we'll eat them tomorrow! Roasted asparagus, brown-sugar-and-cinnamon roasted sweet potatoes, crockpot rosemary garlic mashed potatoes, skillet carrots, brussels sprouts with pancetta and onions, cornbread stuffing. And by people not us, quezz's corn-and-meat casserole and cranberry sauce; hammercock's seitan casserole; fiddle_dragon's green bean thing, cranberry sauce, rosemary-thyme rolls; dalious's duck; sindrian's Pork Orgy.

The dessert: Our chocolate bourbon cake, pumpkin ginger pie, and crack pie; taura_g's apple pie; someone's chocolate cream pie, and we did not get hammercock and trowa_barton's mince pie in the oven, so that's for tomorrow!

The movies: The Princess Bride and now Clue. Tomorrow evening will be Hogfather.

The music: My morning get-your-ass-in-gear playlist is epic and silly. I think we got everyone moving to "Jump Around"!

I am never not brining a turkey again because DUDE. And everything worked. And I am entirely full of food, and also weary, but with a great big smile on my face.

Yes. Very yes.
26th-Nov-2010 02:57 am (UTC)
Awesome group of people :) Watching "Holiday Inn" right now - my transition from rfusing to deal with Xmas before Thanksgiving. This weekend I may watch "White Christmas" but I *love* the idea of watching "Hogfather" (I'm currently reading Wee Free Men and have made it through about 15 Discworld books since Feb).
26th-Nov-2010 03:09 am (UTC)
Hogfather? I approve
26th-Nov-2010 03:10 am (UTC)
You brined your turkey?!!

<3 <3 <3
26th-Nov-2010 03:15 am (UTC)
We brined the HELL out of our turkey. It was GLORIOUS.
26th-Nov-2010 04:04 am (UTC)
after I brined a turkey for the first time, I was in a state of disbelief. I cooked *that* glorious tasty thing? Me? How was I unaware of this amazing option all my life.
26th-Nov-2010 07:18 am (UTC)
Alas. No mention of my arrival. :(
26th-Nov-2010 02:22 pm (UTC)
Fixed it!
26th-Nov-2010 12:15 pm (UTC)
Brining shortcut - buy a kosher turkey.

No, seriously. All that soaking and salting has the cumulative effect of one brine. And it comes that way from the store!
26th-Nov-2010 01:18 pm (UTC)
hooray for awesome celebration and delicious foods
26th-Nov-2010 01:24 pm (UTC)
Here's the mashed potato recipe.
26th-Nov-2010 04:14 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a wonderful Thanksgiving - and I love the picture you used for it. Hope your Black Friday goes just as well. :-D
28th-Nov-2010 07:27 am (UTC)
Your Thanksgiving sounds heavenly.
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