Do you dare do this?
It seems many people entertain carefully selected people to their highly exclusive dinner parties all year long. Some, however, attempt to remedy this some by trying to make it up at Thanksgiving.
On this holiday it is their chance to atone by going out and bring in the lackluster people they avoided all year, the community’s lame and halt, and for them they slave, or have others slave, over a wide selection of traditional traditionals—a large turkey roasted numerous ways, endless dressing concoctions, family-original gravies, wide versions of casseroled vegetables, highly-populated whipped potatoes followed by endless pies topped with an assortment of toppings. So labor intensive; so quickly consumed!
WAIT UP. LET’S TAKE AT LOOK AT TRADITION!
Will the patriots, pilgrims and ancient ancestors come down and smite us if we happily avoid the above ritual?
Here is a suggested, toned-down, proposed menu for good friends, wildly popular or not—just good friends you thoroughly enjoy all year long:
NEW THANKSGIVING MENU
- Fresh, crisp crudités with one or more dips
- Roast turkey-breast sandwiches with trimmings:
- Kaiser rolls and butter
- Fresh, sliced tomatoes
- Crisp lettuce leaves
- Large condiment and relish platter of large and small pickles, olives, anchovies, capers, harissa, hot chilies, guacamole, cranberry relish and several sandwich spreads
- Homemade Pumpkin Pie
- Coffee, Iced Tea, Wine
Dare you start this at your home?