Monday, November 2, 2015

Cooking for a Holiday - Thanksgiving, Part III - The Menu

Just so you know what you cooked all that pumpkin for, here's the menu:

Connie Staccato's Thanksgiving Dinner

Roast Turkey
Nanna's Stuffing
Gravy (for the bird, not what the Napolitani mean by gravy)
Mashed Potatoes
Candied Sweet Potatoes
Cranberry Sauce
Pumpkin Pie
Pecan Pie
Whipped Cream 
Sambuca, Galliano, Amaretto, etc.

That's what we're having.  You can do whatever you want.  Shopping lists and recipes will be provided.  I don't do appetizers, because people usually want to bring stuff and that's a good thing for them to bring.  I don't have the patience for appetizers, and Lord knows with all this food you don't really need one, although my son, Nino, once made this really nice stuff with figs and goat's cheese and honey that I wouldn't mind if he made again.  But usually the anchovy-stuffed olive from my martini is enough for me.

Speaking of martinis:  I think it's only fair to warn you that, if you're the cook, you should save the drinking for later.  Maybe a little wine, but that's it.  

Vodka doesn't mix well with knives.  Especially if you're Sicilian.  My husband, Anthony, stabbed me in the leg with a carving knife last Thanksgiving and he wasn't even drinking!  True story.  It was an accident.

So he said.



  1. I want to spend thanksgiving with you!!!!

    a big kiss my dear

  2. Was it really really really an accident? Or should I worry now for your next cooking session? :D lol

    Appetizers are really waste of time! God pls legt me join your thanksgiving!!!!!



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