An image-less Thanksgiving

November 25, 2012

Well. It was Thanksgiving. I cooked. We all ate a lot. It was good. The end.

OK, OK, not really. Not really the end, I mean. But it’s just a shame to cook a great, traditional Thanksgiving meal, and not have a single stinkin’ photo of it. I’m not sure why I don’t; it was just that every time I started to fetch the camera, I got busy with something else.

As usual, my Thanksgiving was strictly along traditional lines. I cook this dinner once a year. I’ve got it down to a pretty fine science, and it’s all the stuff we like, and I don’t see much need in messing about with the menu.

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The tilapia remains unbroiled, the pesto remains unused.

Does it get any more all-American than this?

What we have tonight is pure, unadulterated comfort food.

Meat loaf, mac and cheese, carrots. It doesn’t get much more comfortable than that.

Plus a cookie sheet of 36 meatballs in the oven for meatball sandwiches, pasta, or whatever, later on. I’ll make marinara sauce tomorrow, because, well, tomorrow is another day.

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Back in the kitchen…

June 22, 2009

…After a weekend on the road. Somewhere around 800 miles in three days, and we came rolling in, hot and tired, ‘long about 10 last night. I wasn’t worth killing today, and may go to bed before dark tonight.

But I’ve acquired a 14-year-old male child, which is interesting because I don’t know anything about raising boys, albeit I’ll only have him for three or four weeks presuming his father gets better, which he seems to be doing. So I needed to feed the boy, something that has been causing me some anxiety, because what can I do to get this kid out of the rut of chicken strips and mac and cheese?

He said he’d eat lima beans. So I fixed lima beans. I’ve not seen the kid yet who wouldn’t eat whole-kernel corn. I was in a notion for salmon croquettes, so I put that on the menu. And to make sure I didn’t starve him, I DID fix homemade mac and cheese.

Thusly:

Yum. Mostly.

Yum. Mostly.

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