Happy Leftovers Weekend!

victoria —  November 24, 2006 — Leave a comment

Keifel, the Jules and I had Thanksgiving yesterday with J&J and J’s folks, Ms. Te and her newly wed husband. It was lovely. Roast beast, roast bird and lobsters (I alwaya say it in my mind now in the British accent of the child who plays First Lobster in Love, Actually), sides galore including roasted Brussels sprouts with bacon and chestnuts, mashed potatoes, vegetable tian, and cornbread dressing. Mmmmm. I brought a frozen mocha mousse cake and Ms. Te brought delightful pumpkin oatmeal cookies.

Today, I was a little woozy, despite the fact that I only had a glass of champagne and a glass of wine with dinner. I think I may be having mild reactions to shellfish. I hope not but it has happened the last time or two when I have eaten shellfish. Bummer.

I still managed to get it together, had lunch with Jules and Keifel at Bront in the mall (Keifel was working or I wouldn’t have ventured anywhere near the mall). We then scooted over to the grocery for the items for Thanksgiving at Mom’s on Sunday. I have a few things to put together tonight (pie crust dough) and some things to put together tomorrow (pecan tartlets, decorated turkey cookies, cranberry sauce, cucumber sandwiches — those actually have to be done at Mom’s — and a fruit tray with lime dip). But before all of that I threw together a little Thanksgiving dinner redux for the three of us (mostly so I would have leftovers to play with).

I roasted a turkey breast (though I didn’t bother to brine it), roasted asparagus with boiled and roasted Danish potatoes, cranberry sauce, pan gravy, and wild rice chestnut stuffing. No dessert, as we will be in dessert up to our eyeballs at Mom’s. It was quietly lovely. We even ate on the good plates.

Mmm. Crispy turkey skin.

epicurious.com has a few recommendations for leftovers. I have a couple tea bread suggestions for leftover cranberry sauce and sweet potato casserole. My personal favorite is toasted bread with thinly sliced warmed turkey, a little warmed stuffing and a big dollop of fridge cold cranberry sauce.

I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving and safe travels to and fro.



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