Thursday, December 5, 2013

What my Thanksgiving looked like

I know, the idea of thanksgiving dinner is one set in the minds of all American families.  There is a large table, nicely decorated with the colors of reds, oranges, yellows and browns.  There are pumpkins, squashes and maybe some nuts or pine cones.  There are autumn leaves and the look and feel of a bit of chill in the air. The table has a large bird, preferably a turkey, roasted to perfection and alongside it is an assortment of side dishes.  There are cranberries, something horrible like a onion and green bean casserole and then tons of other things like dressing or rolls.  This is what comes to mind with a traditional thanksgiving meal.

Well, frankly as soon as my wife and I married, her family and ours started to do things differently.  We started to do themes to out thanksgiving, to make it a bit more fun.  This year's theme was Halloween and we worked at what we could.  As my my kids made the decorations, the rest of us prepared some items, with my mother in law creating enough food to feed an army, and we set it out.  This is what the food looked like at our thanksgiving dinner.

 Little red bell pepper 'skulls' were filled with some black rice noodles and some chopped pumpkins.

Mashed potato ghosts with peppercorns for eyes.

These were bread sticks that had some colored almond slices on the end, to resemble a finger and a finger nail.

Some lamb ribs were cut and then a ring of onion was placed on the second to last one, like a ring on a finger on a hand.

Still wrapped up for dessert later, this was a sugar free pumpkin pie with candy eyeballs on top.

Chocolate and strawberry skull cakes were stuffed with something sweet in their brain cavity.  The chocolate skull had some chocolate icing and the strawberry one had some cherry jam.

There you have it.  I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving weekend.  

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