Monthly Archives: November 2012

Let’s Wrap Up Thanksgiving as Christmas is Coming…

And the goose is getting fat!  No worries, I don’t prepare goose at Christmas although it is very traditional in some European countries. Thanksgiving here was not just a feast, it was a party – great food, friends, family and alot of laughter!  However, I do feel the need to mention some tidbits about what worked and what didn’t with some of […]

THANKSGIVING AT THE RIVER, PART 3

If I didn’t have to taste all of the dishes I prepare at Thanksgiving then I would have room for dessert, too.  I have never been able to eat anything else after consuming at least 1000 calories in one sitting.  Something light and sweet seems so appropriate to me to relieve that over-stuffed feeling. Fresh […]

THANKSGIVING AT THE RIVER, PART 2

America’s iconic meal is the pilgrim’s feast.  Some of my father’s ancestors supposedly came over on the Mayflower.  Therefore, I try to incorporate foods that were historically present at the first Thanksgiving.  But I cannot help myself ~ my Thanksgiving menu looks like I am preparing a smorgasbord.  I have a firm belief that this meal […]

THANKSGIVING AT THE RIVER, PART 1

Turkey hunting season on the Eastern Shore of Maryland is in the late spring.  I believe this must be a conspiracy with the farmers who raise turkeys.  Just as well ~ I am sure wild turkeys taste just as gamey (and quite frankly as nasty) as a wild goose or duck. Wild turkeys are hilarious to […]