The Holidays will soon be upon us. I realized this on Saturday when my new crate and barrel catalogue came as well as this month’s Wegman’s menu ideas “magazine”. The coming of Thanksgiving means it’s time for my annual email to my children asking for their gift wish lists. The rule is that if you don’t tell me what you would like then you will get socks and underwear for Christmas. Do you have a tradition? I would rather submit a long list with a wide range of choices and prices than have a completely unguided “surprise”. That’s just me though. My list starts with things like crest white strips-something I would like to try but am too frugal to buy for myself.
I think it would be fun to push the envelope this Thanksgiving by changing our traditional menu a little. I suggested we get duck from the local Chinese restaurant. This idea was not well thought of. Turkey it will be. How about some fried oysters? Maybe some artichoke flan? NO mashed potatoes, no sauerkraut no rice pilaf-I want something a little different…what are you making? I’ll concede on the turkey but the rest is going to be different…