Sunday, November 30, 2014

Leftovers

by Leann


I am talking about the Thanksgiving feast, of course--which was wonderful. The vegetarian daughter and son-in-law made a lentil Shepherd's Pie, a green bean casserole, vegetarian gravy and fresh cranberry relish. For the rest of us there
was a brined turkey baked in an infrared cooker. It comes out like a fried turkey without the whole oil mess to deal with--and a lot less calories, too. Add Cajun stuffing and wild rice casserole all preceded by an amazing cranberry salsa and we were all content and
full when we were done. Bring on the leftovers! And there were plenty of those for Friday starting at breakfast and ending quite late after a game of Trivial Pursuit.

But some of the leftovers weren't quite as tasty. I am still grieving the loss of my precious Marlowe last Sunday and though I tried my best to engage and laugh and enjoy my family and friends, he was always on my mind. He will be for a while, I know. Then there's the good-byes as my grown-up kids headed back to NYC yesterday. Those good-byes are more difficult than dealing with the mountain of dishes on Thursday, especially when you're unsure when you'll see them again. The kids, not the dishes. I'll be seeing plenty of them!

I'd love to hear some of the dishes you prepared--including the good, the bad or the ugly. (My bread was a fail and I used a recipe that had never failed before. But who needs bread with all that food?!) Whatever you did that day, I know something made you smile. Do share!