From Too Many Chefs -

November 22, 2007
Thank your lucky stars...

Well, it's probably too late to point you all in the direction of our many delicious recipes that could grace your Thanksgiving tables. By now, you have no doubt made your choices, peeled your spuds and basted your birds and are enjoying a well deserved feast. As usual, we will be celebrating Thanksgiving on Saturday here in Paris. Although the Critic and I have the leisure to celebrate on a week day, our guests are not so fortunate and so we are waiting for the weekend. In the meantime, here is a list of things that make me thankful in no particular order, some food related and some not:

1) Kids. They drive us crazy, they make us work all God's hours, they will never appreciate the sacrifices we make (I didn't ASK to be born, I can hear them saying in a decade) but they have made our lives full, more exciting and happier. We are so happy that Barrett and the Redhead are starting down this path too and know that they will make great parents. Not that their children will be thankful. Ungrateful brats...

2) Health. We take it for granted, but it's a wonderful gift to have and one that you appreciate most when it's missing.

3) Prosperity. We may not have jobs at the moment, but we have money in the bank, a lovely home, food on the table and the technology allowing us to be a part of the Internet community. This puts us easily in the top 5% of the population of the world.

4) Food, glorious food...

5) You. Although I'd like to be noble and say that I'd be writing about all of this regardless of whether anyone out there was reading would be a lie. We love the interaction, the comments, the attention. One of the best aspects of blogging is the communcation it involves: so come and comment some more. We love to hear from you!

Our dinner guests can be thankful that on Saturday they will not be eating this. The Critic picked it up for me from an American shop when I asked him to get supplies for the big day. Do you think it was a hint?

Posted by Meg in Sussex at November 22, 2007 3:07 PM


Thanks for a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner - no less than nine side dishes to go along with that magnificent turkey! I'm definitely going to try that butternut squash with hazelnuts and goats cheese. And as usual the pumpkin pie was delicious. Sorry you didn't get more of a chance to sit down and relax!

Thanks again for the invitation,

Margaret, Mike & Alex

Posted by Margaret on November 26, 2007 at 3:25 PM

Nine? Is that possible? Well, I had some help - your delicious carrot, sweet potato and chestnut dish, and Wendy's fantastic pecan pie. (She providentially forgot to bring home the remains for her boys - that will teach them to turn down an invitation to Thanksgiving dinner!)

It was a lot of fun and we are thankful to have such good friends! (And friends who are such good cooks!)

Posted by Meg in Paris on November 28, 2007 at 9:48 AM

I always enjoy reading both yours and Barrett's posts, even if I don't post that much myself. Please keep on doing it - you're very much appreciated! :)

Posted by Suzana on November 28, 2007 at 6:59 PM