Thursday, January 12, 2006


One Diestel turkey: $25
Three pounds of cranberries: $5.50
Two bunches of celery: $1.20
Three large onions: $0.75
Two pounds of swiss chard: $6
Two pounds of butter: $5

Impressing your mother with your first solo Thanksgiving dinner effort and having your family all together in your first "grown-up" apartment:


I know, several holidays have gone by since Thanksgiving, but what can I say, I'm waaay behind. The above concoction is a fennel and beet salad I put together as an appetizer for my Thanksgiving dinner. I tossed some fennel with a citrus vinaigrette a la Thomas Keller, and had my brother place overlapping slices of roasted beet on top. I gave him a cave-aged gorgonzola to crumble on top. Unwittingly, it turned out looking like the MasterCard logo.
As I am too lazy to post other pictures right now (and I have a lab presenation tomorrow, but have yet to start!) I will link you to my brother's blog where he has chronicled our dinner...


anne said...

Grilled beets? Yum. Wait, they start out raw and then you grill them? Or grill post-cooking?
The rest is on my brother's blog. I'm so lazy about getting my pictures on my computer. Plus, most are on his camera. For christmas we made a standing rib roast and baked a buche de noel, but he has all those pictures...

Ody said...

Can I just say . . . WOW! When you described that squash bowl to me I'd imagined what a squash bowl *I* might attempt would look like, which was not half so spectacular. Showed the photos to the Jons who were duly impressed.

fried beef sandwich said...

Hooray! Starchmouse returns!
Looks delicious.