Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Errr...About That Thanksgiving Food Porn...

There isn't any.  Sorry Mare.  We didn't take any pictures.  I'm not sure what happened, but here is my best reenactment.

Breakfast:  NYC bagels (courtesy of the bro and his family), Mickey Mouse Waffles and Bacon.

Appetizers:  Ted's crab dip, my deviled eggs and some roasted asparagus.

Lunch:  Ted's crab bisque.

Supper:  Turkey, mashed po's, gravy, oyster cornbread stuffing, mac-n-cheese, green bean casserole,  sweet potato casserole, ginger ale glazed carrots, beer braised brussel sprouts with bacon and caraway, canned cranberry sauce and rolls.

Dessert:  Cheesecake, cannolis and eclairs.

It was a feeding frenzy.  All day.  And not one picture.

I can offer you a picture of the nasty burn on my hand from touching the top element of the oven while basting the bird if you want.  But, that's not really food porn so to make it up to you...

Oyster Cornbread Stuffing

3 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix (prepared, cooled and cut into cubes)
1 bunch carrots, 1 bunch celery, 1 large onion and 1 large red bell pepper (sauteed until soft, then finely minced in a food processor)
3-4 pints shucked oysters (check for shell fragments, reserve liquor)
3-4 eggs (lightly beaten)
1/2 c to 1c heavy cream (enough to make it all come together when mixing)
*  You can add cooked sausage if you want.

Hand mix in a bowl, adding oyster liquor to taste based on how oystery you want it (reduce amount of cream you use to avoid mixture becoming too liquid).  Spread in a casserole.  Bake in a 350 oven 30-40 minutes until set.

I'm having a food coma reliving it.  The next day saw us making Leftover Casserole for sandwiches, and generally making disgusting pigs of ourselves all over again.  And then there was none.

Next...New Herb Smackdown Poll people.  We're in the final stretch.

5 comments:

  1. I have burned my hand numerous times on the top oven element. I can so empathize. My present oven doesn't have exposed elements somehow, but I can still manage to burn myself.

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  2. Sounds great!!! I wish i was there with you guys :/ Happy Late Thanksgiving

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  3. Even without the food porn, you described your day so perfectly that I felt like I was there gorging alongside of you. For that, and for the sharing of the Oyster Cornbread Stuffing recipe, I shall let you slide this time.

    Hmmm, the only thing that would make it totally better is if you could recreate some of those recipes if we ever make it up north to visit...

    ;)

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  4. We can re-create anything you'd like Mare; Except for the turkey. Turkeys are a pain in the ass. A lovely spiral sliced ham would suit me better... Then THAT way... I'd have something to pack into the youngest Spawn's lunch. (Mister Picky eater is on a spiral sliced ham kick, this year.) We hafta make sure that there's no fat on it or else he won't touch the shit.... Says that it's disgusting; (But guess who'll eat the "Mother Fuck" out of a box of Slim Jims? Yeah... THAT guy.

    And the next thing ya know... Here comes Santa Claus. I swear to God, Man. I have a love/hate relationship with Christmas but oh well. I'm not as opposed to it as I once was but ready or not... Here it comes.

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