I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday. Sadly, I didn’t get much rest due to the 12+ hours spent driving to and from Los Angeles. It certainly didn’t help to have wrapped up Thanksgiving dinner at 12:30AM only to drive out at 5:00AM on the same day. But I regret none of it because I had a chance to celebrate Thanksgiving with some very close friends as well as some very new friends as well. All in all, it was a dinner filled with food-coma induced silences and probably the raunchiest post Thanksgiving conversation ever (including using condoms as a hotdog condiment holder/dipper, toasted latex as bacon, and a late night chitchat phone call to a random 16 year old in Texas who was apparently looking for action on twitter). Mom wouldn’t approve. Anyways, Thanksgiving is about the company and the food, so a special “thank you” goes out to Peter, Angelo, Kai, Haruka, Violet, Ben, Gariff, Richie, Sky and Zhaira for being terrific company on this festive night.
Cherry Wood Cold Smoked and Roasted Diestel Farms Turkey (17.8 lbs)
Rainbow Beet Salad with Yuzu & Meyer Lemon Gastrique
Roasted Brussel Sprouts w/ 18 Year Barrel Aged Balsamic
Fig and Sausage Dressing
Crunchy Pecan Crusted Mashed Yams
Creamy Mashed Gold Potatoes with Green Onions
Classic Apple Pie a la mode with BiRite Salted Caramel Ice Cream
Classic and Bourbon Vanilla Cranberry Sauces
Good Ole Gravy
Cherry wood fire and heart shaped turkey cleavage.
The REAL butterball.
The last of the fresh figs I could find anywhere…
Jason Biggs Food Porn – Don’t lie, you know you want to.