Thursday, November 18, 2010

Countdown to Thanksgiving

That's right. This time next week we will be in a food coma from all the delicious food. We are fortunate to spend the day at Claudia & Richie's home.

There will be food galore and not just "I'll-have-a-helping-just-to-be-polite" food, but REALLY amazing dishes. My brother-in-law is Puerto Rican and we will be having turkey and lechon (roasted pork) for the main course. Marisa, my sister-in-law, makes my favorite side: her special cranberry sauce. She has a unique recipe that is loaded with cranberries, apricots, nuts and heavy on the clove flavor...soooo good. Enrique's mom is a wonderful cook and she is making stuffing!!
Our family is contributing turkey, corn souffle and a dessert. A giant 20+ pound turkey is waiting quietly in our deep freeze. Of course, I will be brining it-not sure if I will try a new brine recipe...any suggestions? As for much fun to thumb through my stacks of cookbooks. Everyone likes pumpkin roll. Maybe a twist on pecan pie??
Claudia & Richie are some of the most hospitable people I have ever met. Not only do they open their home to family, but they have offered their home as a safe haven for friends that need a place during transitions. Extremely gracious, fun and warm. They are a living example of the verse 1 Peter 4:9.

Thanksgiving does have one downside for me. It is the holiday that T always spends with his father in DC & we miss him terribly. I am thankful, however, that he has a father who loves him & looks forward to spending time with him.

1 comment:

  1. I'm having Thanksgiving with a large crowd of 30 adults and 15 kids. I picked up two 19 lbs turkeys (I'm making one and teaching pastor's wife, Keir, is making other). So I figured out the conversion and my turkey cost $ does that compare? I'm also making a sweet potato dish I found last year off of that is FANTASTIC!! I will also be making an apple pie and Vern's chocolate pie. I use a brine from allrecipes and the "perfect turkey" recipe from that site too. We won't be celebrating until Saturday since we don't cancel youth and such for an American holiday. :)