25 Nov 2010 – Menu with thoughts of Linn & May
Thanksgiving Day is a harvest festival celebrated primarily in USA/last Thu in Nov & Canada/2nd Mon in Oct. Traditionally, it has been a time to give thanks for a bountiful harvest. While it may have been religious in origin, Thanksgiving is now primarily identified as a secular holiday. It is sometimes casually referred to as Turkey Day.
Grateful People Are Happier, Healthier Long After the Leftovers Are Gobbled Up! Excellent article. Thanks for forwarding it May who is in Oslo/Norway, Linn & family are in Orlando/FL with Jeff’s family and I in SIN to give thanks to my precious family.
Tonight’s Thanksgiving dinner, decided to make quail instead of turkey, reason is that turkey is just too large. Quail is a collective name for several genera of mid-sized birds in the pheasant family Phasianidae and is considered a relative of the feathered family like the turkey! In additional to the quail, slices of honey-glazed ham & turkey slices with cranberry sauce and Irish creamed potatoes. The Norwegian marinated salmon with mustard sauce are starters followed by Tiger Prawn salad in crème fraiche with herbs, cauliflower and wild rocket. To end the meal, an Italian Tiramisu did the job to pick me up from missing the children & grandchildren!
Thanks to Les & Ivy, these are the wines to compliment with the cooking: a dry white Kistler, a wonderful red from the Harlan Estate and how appropriate to celebrate an American occasion with 2 American wines. Condrieu dessert wine/French was just as complimentary to the Italian dessert.
Do join me to give thanks today and everyday to this life’s journey. Appreciations to the delightful company of Angelique, Paul and Kenson who took time to celebrate this day with us. Thank you Kenson for the dried mulberries from Iran, this is the first time to taste it and they are yummy.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING to each and everyone.
Grateful People Are Happier, Healthier Long After the Leftovers Are Gobbled Up -Melinda Beck/The Wall Street Journal