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Happy Thanksgiving!

Yesterday I was in a foul mood.  I was a grumpy parent, a crabby spouse and a surly boss.  Not quite as bad as Kevin Spacey in Swimming With Sharks (favorite clip here) but pretty close.   I’m not sure what my deal was, by when I woke up this morning I was filled with the Thanksgiving spirit.  Truly I have so much to be grateful for on this the eve of my favorite holiday.  A day oriented towards family, food, drink and gratitude.  What’s not to like?  So happy Thanksgiving to all. Dinner for 15 at stately Fred Manor tomorrow!

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Thanksgiving 2009

Happy Thanksgiving to all!  My favorite holiday since its about food, drink, family and gratitude.  Dinner for 12 at stately Fred Manor:

 Appetizers:   Cheese Plate & assorted munchies

To drink:  assorted bubblies: La Marca Prosecco, Soligo Prosecco and Conde De Subirats Brut NV Cava

 Soup:  Sweet Potato Bourbon Soup

To drink:  assorted bubblies: La Marca Prosecco, Soligo Prosecco and Conde De Subirats Brut NV Cava

 Mains:  Roasted Maple Lawn (Fresh, local & natural from the Common Market) turkey

            Butternut squash and cheddar bread pudding

 Sides:  Garlic mashed potatoes

            Traditional stuffing

            Corn pudding

            Cider-glazed Brussels sprouts

            Green Beans with citrus-walnut vinagrette

 Bread:  Homemade cornbread with cranberries

            Dinner rolls (a nod to  the traditionalists)

 Relishes & Sauces:   Canned cranberry sauce (a nod to  the traditionalists)

            Turkey gravy

            Mushroom gravy

            Homemade cranberry relish

 To drink:  2003 Virna Barolo Riserva

            2006 Jean Louis Chave Offerus St. Joseph

            2007 Chehalem Dry Riesling Reserve

            2006 Neyers Zinfandel Pato Ranch

 Desserts:  Brown sugar-pecan cupcakes with caramel frosting

            Other desserts to be brought by guests

 To drink:  coffee, tea or port.

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