Dinner was followed by a movie and relaxation. Perfect.
A couple of days before a few friends and I gathered for an early Thanksgiving meal, before people go their separate ways for the actual holiday. A Fakesgiving, if you will. Fakesvinging was coined by friend Lindsay's Kansas City friends, so I must give them credit for this awesome tradition. One of her friends' makes a turkey of of Rice Krispies, which is one best idea ever! I love food that resembles other food! I marvel annually over her pics. This year I decided to make one.
My Crispy Speckled Hen!
|made with Cocoa Pebbles & Crispy Rice|
|This platter was a gift from a friend :)|
The spread also included Chrissy's tasty glazed ham, deviled eggs and my favorite side dish, hash brown casserole. And wine, of course.
We didn't make a big deal out of presentation. That was the point. But the food was good.
And so was the company.
|Who wants dark meat?!|
In trying out new things and keeping it fresh at the Whitmires, I made this last night. I'm pretty proud of my bravery, and the fact that I made a meal without involving cheese!? Small triumphs, people!
From the Kitchen Bible:
Potato Gnocci with a sage lemon butter sauce and Danish Meatballs.
He loved it.
|Danish Meatballs, page 336|
|Gnocci and sauce, page 218|
Thanks for the cookbook, friends!