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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Dinner: Fail

February 23, 2010

In the words of an otherwise forgettable song, “sometimes you’re the windshield; sometimes you’re the bug.”

I am splattered upon the windshield of a Monday night dinner that went awry, and the wipers are still trying to get my blurred remains off the glass.

Howzat for graphic?

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OK, so I missed a day. Get over it. I didn’t cook last night because I’d gone out for a business lunch and I was Still Full. In the grand old tradition  of Southern plate lunches gone overboard, the special was meat loaf (about a half-pound slab), mashed potatos and mac and cheese. REAL mashed potatos, with lumps and pieces of skin and more butter than was good for me. Non-boxed-stuff mac and cheese. Homemade yeast rolls. Carb count of about a pound and a half, I think.  And that was the best meat loaf I ever had in my life. (NOTE: I do NOT make meat loaf worth a damn.)

But tonight, it’s beef and barley soup, roasted sweet potatos with cayenne and pimenton, and cheese toast with gruyere. Thusly:

Does this look like a comfort meal, or not? Do you see a comfort theme in the last few posts?

Does this look like a comfort meal, or not? Do you see a comfort theme in the last few posts?

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