Sprout, her hubby, and youngens are planning on being here. My eldest sister will also be here. Menu:
1. oven roasted turkey, with sage-bread stuffing
2. smashed spuds
3. turkey gravy
4. mashed rutabaga (my all time favorite root veggie)
5. green beans (not the casserole)
6. relish tray with cranberry sauce, stuffed celery sticks, black and green 7. olives
8. My Mom's famous, and loved Sea-Breeze Salad
9, apple pie (courtesy of Sprout)
10. pumpkin pie
11. Chantilly Cream
12. and finally, dirty -sock soup for the kids (I tease them all the time that they're gonna get dirty-sock soup. It's our own little fun joke. I've even started writing a light-hearted novel of the same name.
13. milk, and juices (not in the same glass, silly.
Aftger the turkey comes out of the oven, I'll be sharing the oysters with Sprout, or maybe munchkin 1 will get half of mine. She's four now, and old enough to share in the special turkey bits with her grandpa. I love those kids. But then, how could you not?
It's snowing out right now, so I need to get to work on my flooded basement issue. And then, it's off to the chili cookoff to serve up, and see how my two entries do this year. It's been 4 years now since I've won a trophy. But my hot entry has in it both Buht-jalokia, and Naga-viper chilies, plus the usual mix. We'll see how the chili heads handle it. I like it.
Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North