Aaaah, a full tummy, a long nap, and lots of friends. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

On Thursday, we played kickball with our usual gang, then headed over to Chad & Lindsay’s for dinner. On the menu:

• Turkey (smoked, from Rudy’s BBQ)
• Tofurkey
• Cornbread dressing
• Cranberry sauce
• Potato-cornflake casserole
• Apple-cheddar gratin
• Several homemade breads
• Quiche
• Turkey gravy
• Veggie gravy
• Mixed berry pies
• Pumpkin pies
• Pumpkin flan with pumpkinseed brittle
• Brownies & cookies

Needless to say, we ate plenty.

On Friday, we had a smaller group of friends over for the first annual Starch-Fest. We decided that we needed to eat all of our favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner, without the hassle of the turkey or the need to make things gourmet…just your favorite sides from childhood.

I made my mom’s cornbread dressing, mashed potatoes, and cranberry sauce. Our friends Brent and Laura brought Stove-Top stuffing, Kraft mac & cheese, and fluffy white rolls. Bryan and Jason supplied us with desserts (no-bake chocolate-peanut butter cookies and pecan pie) and drinks. Afterward we played a vicious game of Turbo Cranium, then went our separate ways for naps. (And we seriously needed naps after all those carbs!)

Today I’m planning the menu for this week. It’s so difficult to narrow down all the recipes I want to try…too many magazines, websites, and cookbooks to sift through. It’s a tough task, but I’m up to the challenge. Not to mention that I LOVE sifting through magazines, websites, and cookbooks. 🙂

Have a great weekend, everyone!

2 responses to “Starch-Fest!”

  1. I love reading your blog. The pictures are great, and I love the ideas you have.

  2. You’re too sweet, Sicilian. Thank you!

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