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Friday, November 26, 2021

One down....

 .......one to go! Regulars here probably remember that we do a double Thanksgiving here. One on Thursday and one on Saturday, usually with Saturday being the bigger and more intense celebration. This year we had our smallest Thanksgiving ever, with just one guest, making the whole thing a feast for three. Since we had such a small dinner, Rosa and I decided to change up the decor, and this is what we came up with:



Tomorrow we will do the table you can see in the "Featured Post" area. We've invested a lot into that setting and really enjoy the way it works with our 'semi-historical' approach to the day and menu. This year, we are simplifying a bit and cutting down on some of the less-popular historical dishes,  but we are still going to feature a few favorites. Besides the usual turkey-centered Thanksgiving meal, tomorrow will include a colonial recipe for mussels in a shallot/cream sauce, and two soups: one a curry apple favorite of Colonial sailors in New England, and the other, a traditional corn & clam chowder. We are also including some very nice dry hard ciders, which are another historical beverage particularly popular in Colonial NJ. 

With new dietary concerns for several family members, some old standards that featured red game meat, and others loaded with sugar, are going into retirement.

But, it will still be a sizable feast, and still focus on presentation.......

.....though nothing quite this dramatic. I can't figure out why she seems so full of angst. I wonder if she got all set up and then got a call that her guests would be running about an hour late?.....and she has to go to the bathroom. LOL






17 comments:

  1. I wouldn't know where to start on a buffet laid out like your last pic KD.....actually I do...I'd start at her toes ( even though there is no food there ) and make my way up.
    Then I would turn her over to feast on her buns !
    Enjoy your meal tomorrow , it sounds delicious.

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    1. I don’t disagree with your focus but despite having chosen this GIF, the woman’s odd fretting is a huge turnoff for me and as such, I would not put her on my menu.

      Funny how something like that could have such a negative impact.

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    2. Not sure what she is so worried about ?
      The lettuce and all that processed meat is a bit of a turn off for me. It is not an attractive or healthy buffet.

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    3. That much is true for me as well. So despite the subject giving me a chuckle, I think both she and her menu fail for me all around. I can't even eat lettuce.

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    4. I'd still like to see a rear view before declining.....

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  2. Perhaps she was having second thoughts about her presentation, when she saw someone sharpening the carving knife :)

    Prefectdt

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    1. Lol. Perhaps.

      Ya know, erotic cannibalism is a quirky kink I’ve mentioned here before.

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  3. What a beautiful table!
    (And I am actually talking about the real table, not the fleshy one.)

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    1. Oh come on Erica!
      There isn't even any food on the first table.

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    2. Thanks Erica. It’s interesting how the guys have focused more on the joke image and you focused on the table.

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    3. What do you mean it's a joke ?

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    4. Glen: LOL. OK Ok, have it your way. You seem to have really bonded with our little food-tray-tramp. LOL

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  4. I love the crockery, the cutlery and the tablecloth, as they are of a kind still currently used where we live, for me it's warm, "good old times", rooted with a general feeling of childood ... More average life than feast. This tablecloth ...

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad it evokes such nice connections for you. This one was actually my mother's and we thought it was perfect for the look we were after.

      Rosa..... and I (consequently).... have friends in France. If you don't mind me asking, what part of France do you live in?

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    2. In the center. Take a look in your profile mail box. A bientôt!

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  5. Your table setting is beautiful, as always.

    That woman in the last gif looks like maybe she has just woken up and is fretting to find that she is now covered in food? Altho I think if someone stuck some cured meats on my bare skin I'd know even if I were asleep! LOL.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment and the well-wishes!

      Yes, it's a strange GIF....but I tend to gravitate towards the strange. LOL

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