Thanksgiving 2021

by Jon Sullivan - 2021-10-13

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Final draft of the tentative plan for the possible Thanksgiving menu.

It seems like as I get older my Thanksgiving menus get more ridiculous. I'm looking at this year's and wondering if I need to just back the hell off. This is way too ambitious.

* Duck liver pate, brie, crackers, champagne.
* French toast with port marinated berries and sweet goat cheese
* Crispy skin salmon with white bean sauce and mustard gremolata
* Blackened halibut with tomatillo salsa and black garlic butter
* Pork tamales with green mole and sun dried tomato cream
* Cajon sampler platter: shrimp and grits, jambalaya stuffed peppers, beans and rice
* Herbed fresh pasta with scampi shrimp
* Dijon and Guinness Beef pot pie
* Delicious dessert

Keep in mind this will be spread over a whole day. And portion size will be small. But with prep it's going to be a marathon I'm way too old for. I suppose that's a good reason to just go for it?

The workflow will be something like - Land in Kalispell on Weds, shop and prep for hours, get up 5am Thurs, start the prep aggressively, have French toast out by 7am, try not to burn out or get full.

Previous Thanksgivings :
2020
2019
2018
2017
2014
2013

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Jon Sullivan
2021-10-15 11:54:08 : Jon, I check your posts now and then since we share the same name. That's apparently about all we have in common, however. At 75, I wouldn't prepare any of this stuff, let alone eat very much of it. I do like the idea of a "delicious dessert," though ... assuming you don't screw it up with a Vegemite topping or something. 🤣

Jon Sullivan
2021-10-15 12:45:46 : Hey Jon. Glad you stopped by. To each his own on the menu. My meal choices certainly have changed over the decades. So no idea what sort of thing I'll be eating at 75. Hopefully something I find while traveling around the world. But I can safely say Vegemite won't be on the menu.

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