[Sca-cooks] Thanksgiving menu
lilinah at earthlink.net
Thu Nov 22 09:59:05 PST 2007
I really like turkey, but i'm not wedded to a particular set of
Thanksgiving dishes. As i mentioned, i find the family "traditions"
rather bland and uninspired. (and, yeah, i remember those canned Le
Seur baby peas - what a flashback!)
Back in 1976 or 1977, i made a Thanksgiving dinner for two using
recipes from "The Art of American Indian Cooking" by Yeffe Kimball
and Jean Anderson (yep, i've still got the paperback right here... i
bought it in 1970). The main dish was salmon steaks with juniper
berries - i don't remember what else i made (c'mon, that was 30 or
more years ago), but probably included avocado salad, baked winter
squash, and some sort of corn pudding.
Another year in the early 1980s i made a fairly standard Thanksgiving
dinner for a bunch of foreign students who wouldn't have celebrated
it otherwise. For dessert i lined a spring form pan with lady
fingers, put some caramelized pecans on the bottom and filled it with
a pumpkin mousse i made (no gelatin), as a change from the usual
pumpkin pie. I didn't have a recipe - it was just sort of a cross
between a Bavarian and a Charlotte Russe.
Urtatim (that's err-tah-TEEM)
the persona formerly known as Anahita
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