Sunday, November 6, 2011

2011 Shortcut Thanksgiving Ideas

Okay, I haven't added any posts in this thing a while. Mainly because it took me so damn long to move, and for a while I had no pots, pans or even a microwave. You guys know I hate cooking for myself so my diet has of late consisted of take out and ramen soup. Of course when I go over friends' houses (especially a special certain someone, or if he comes to see me) I cook my ass off. I wish I could have taken pictures of some of the stuff I've made, at least so this and my grouprecipes account wouldn't be so dead.

This Thanksgiving is going to be a short one, because I can't celebrate it on my birthday (the 22nd) and I can't celebrate it on the 29th because I'll be stuck in jury duty. (Thanks for that, assholes) I can't call out on Thanksgiving night because it's against company policy to use sick days for holidays, so I may call out the day before so I can at least get some sleep and have some time to cook. *Sigh* So this is the plan.

I need a menu that's quick to prepare, limited in gluten and enough to feed 4 people. So far I'm guessing a mixed roasted herbed potato dish, steak, some manner of vegetable, and possibly a gluten-free desert like almond cookies or coconut bars. I can take shortcuts for a price, like buying appetizers and sides from the supermarket, little dessert pies from the green market but that's expensive as hell.

I have a few recipes in mind that I got from this month's issue of food magazine. Let me know what you think.

For the starch starter: Molasses Biscuits
Appetizer: Fried Peppers and Olives
Dip idead: Edemame dip or Roasted Garlic Cannellini spread (I've had something similar in my cookbook for years)
Veggie Idea: Spice-Roasted Cauliflower and Jerusalem Artichokes
Potato dish: Sandra Lee's Mixed Roasted Potatoes with Herb Butter
Main Dish: I'm not making a turkey. I hate roasted turkey with a passion and have never made it on Thanksgiving, ever. Yet I have no idea what I should make. Maybe a meatloaf? A roast chicken instead? Spinach manicotti? Something fucked up I saw on Epic Mealtime or (which seems to  be gone now)Well, I have just over 2 weeks to figure something out. Anybody have any suggestions?

 Later addendum: Random note: I'm thinking about meat. Maybe meatloaf in the shape of a cooked turkey. Or maybe I can make this thing Tammy taught me how to make. That fucking whore is long gone and yet her fat cunt legacy remains. She taught me the most unhealthy and absolutely delicious meatloaf recipe ever. You mix meatloaf as usual but make a flat square out of it, right? Then you put cheddar, shredded parmesan and either swiss chard, spinach or broccoli in there for color. Maybe some onions. Y'know, so you won't feel so bad. So you roll this baby up and bake it. Maybe smother it in BBQ or tomato sauce, maybe you cover it with a goddamn bacon weave if you really hate your arteries. My gawd, this thing goos and oozes out pure cheesy goodness when you cut into it and tastes like anal sex. In heaven. In your mouth. Like anal sex in your mouth in heaven, only a thousand times better. So sinful, you won't be able to stop yourself from having seconds. Should I seriously subject my family to this delightful torture? And later, crippling remorse?

Or am I just looking for an excuse to make the friggin thing again? Fuck that stupid whore, god damn her! I am forever tainted by her evil fatty food!