Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner

I'm late, but oh well.

Thanksgiving was fun. Lots of people, good food, etc.

I ate a lot of vegetables, but actually did not overeat. I only had one plate of food.

(And a bowl.) I made white bean and leek cassoulet with baked-in biscuits. I screwed up the biscuits; me and dough do not get along. I'm not sure what a cassoulet is, except I think it's a type of stew. It was so-so. I probably won't make it again.

As per usual, I didn't eat any dessert, but someone complained last year when I didn't show the options on the blog. This is what I call "the dooky roll." It's yellow sheet cake rolled up with jelly, whipped cream, and chocolate, or something like that. Everyone loves it. I don't think I've ever tried it, although my parents make it a lot. This time there are raspberries on top. I love the way raspberries melt in your mouth like little fuzzy jewels. I think I was 22 before I ever had fresh raspberries. My life has not been the same since.

I think this was apple pie. Didn't try it.

My mom is a great hostess, and has a flair for making everything both beautiful and welcoming.

My parents have gotten in the habit of buying fresh flowers every week. It adds a really nice feeling to the kitchen.

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