and yes, i totally know that i am behind in the aifafs, but there are reasons and you can’t even complain because you are getting a thanksgiving adventure which is like the superbowl of aifafs and soon you will be getting a mega-adventure so stuff your face with potatoes and enjoy this thanksgiving spectacular!
thanksgiving is the best. THE BEST. the process begins here, with my ever-growing stack of thanksgiving-specific magazines:
maggie helps out with the winnowing-down
this year i managed to narrow it down to 37 recipes on the first pass. this is an improvement! then came the many hard choices and sacrifices – the tears and the lamentations.
until thanksgiving time is finally here!! maggie also helps out on the day. in her own way.
and here are the dishes that made the cut for thanksgiving 2015 woot woot
roasted cauliflower with grapes
sourdough, bacon, and mushroom stuffing
scalloped sweet potatoes with fontina cheese and thyme
which made me SO MAD because this is what the magazine said they would look like
and this is what they looked like for real which is NOT EVEN A LITTLE BIT RED. rooned thanksgiving
cornbread with bacon crust
green beans in yellow pepper butter
cheesy parsnip potatoes
brussels sprouts with butternut squash and pomegranate seeds
turkey in various stages of cooking.
oh my god i did it! i kicked the ass of thanksgiving!
sean is pleased with the spread
“fuck you, martha stewart!!” is what he is saying here.
and the picking begins
and then i get to go flop on the bed and be served like a queen
a very sweaty queen
sean says nummy!
this is the thanksgiving wet bar
where such drinks as these were made
vodka, ginger beer, cranberry juice and lime
spiced rum, amaretto, coke, cherry
angry orchard hard cider, cinnamon whiskey
and then just regular rum and cokes and dark and stormys
i do not bake on thanksgiving. sorry, suckas.
and how did i manage this great feasty feat in a tiny studio apartment kitchen??
why, my magic arm of course.
and for dessert, a vanilla/7-up float. because pumpkin pie is meh.
and here’s an archive of thanksgiving aifafs past…
i never wrote an adventure-proper for 2010, but i found some pictures anyway which begs the question – how damn long ago did that drawer break???
these are my vegetables, pre-roast: turnips, carrots, parsnips, golden beets, sweet potatoes
stuffing: cornbread, sourdough, sausage, spinach, pine nuts, parmesan, celery, onions
potatoes with white cheddar and creamed spinach
brussels sprouts gratin and cauliflower gratin
aaaaand that’s that! i’ll address the mess i have made of aifafs soon, but this should give you enough to drool over for now.
and in case i haven’t plugged it in enough places on here, this is actually the second thanksgiving i have made this month. first can be found here: