Monday, November 28, 2011

Portrait of an Italian Thanksgiving

Here's a little photoessay I like to call: How I Gained 5 Pounds in One Afternoon. My thanks to Doug Pollock for exhaustive use of his iPhone.

Look at that spread!! That little lady on the bottom left is clam dip . . . guhhhhh. So good. We've got sliced salami. We've got glad corn. Mango avocado salsa. A professional-grade cheese board complete with sliced pears, a beet rosette, dates, and wasabi peas. As if that wasn't enough, we've got some olives and tapenade with bread.


Dear pears, meet your betrothed . . .
you and this hunk of cheese are going
to be very happy together.











The high art of beet presentation.

Wasabi peas . . . ZING!

Fresh artisinal bread.

Bar starting line-up. Cousin Lauren was mixing
some outrageous dark & stormies.
First course! Dad's mulligatawny soup with apples.
Let the feasting truly begin! Here's some stuffing
and some candied sweet potatoes - mom's specialty.
Beets & lovely mustard greens.

Susan looks suspicious of Uncle Bob. Or turkey. Or both.
Mashed potatoes, brussells sprouts, cranberry sauce.
Lauren also makes a mean caffe coretto.
Pies: Aunt Sue's pumpkin and Susan Lynne's
vegan blueberry.
Aunt Sue's apple pie and Lisa's lime squares. Yum!!
Happy Thanksgiving!

4 comments:

  1. Damn, I'm getting hungry all over again!

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  2. wow, those brussel sprouts look like they're on another level. got a recipe?

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  3. They were phenomenal! Let me ask my cousin and get back to you.

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