Thanksgiving is coming! We here at Pinx (the brain trust) are in genuine terror of this year. Now don’t get me wrong, we absolutely love to cook, yes I dabble in the kitchen as well. If you are doubting, that means you have enjoyed my candied yams. So sad for you. We love to entertain, why else would be in this business? So over the past 2 years we have hosted Thanksgiving dinner at our home — largely to be certain that everyone from our church would have a place to go and be well fed on that day. We have made many sumptuous dishes: Citrus Brine Turkey (the moistest most succulent turkey ever), Coffee Brine Chateaubriand, Candied Yams, Homemade Cranberry Sauce with Orange Zest, Roasted Turkey, Fried Turkey, Cornbread Stuffing, Mustard Macaroni and Cheese, Brown Sugar Glazed Lamb Chops, the Honey Rolls (dubbed at one of these feasts as the crack rolls), and the like. I have to stop here because I find that the more I talk about or watch food, the hungrier I get. In the interest of my waistline, I shall exercise some
So as you can imagine, those that have frequented our abode over the past two years, are already putting in their requests. We have been hearing “so what are you doing this year”, or “I remember coming to your house last year…I had a very good time”. I promised Pinx last year we wouldn’t host it at the house this year and that was before we started our business endeavor. Why you ask? Only because the Thanksgiving Dinner takes so much work. It is a full production. Is there any wonder why people do it only once a year? So this year, we will be like the masses and we will be house hopping. We are afraid that all those that found sanctuary here may not have new places this year. But then again, someone will do it right? Wherever we go we will be bringing with us dishes though. Can’t disappoint…but because we don’t really do the whole house hopping thing, we don’t know what to bring. So….what should we bring? What is the socially acceptable dish to bring? As you can imagine, we are doing what we do when we don’t know: research and watch Iron Chef. So please do not hesitate to extend your thoughts, we’d love to hear them.
Life is short...eat something memorable.