The Spamwise Chronicles

Downtown Thanksgiving

This, out of all the days of the year, is the holiday best defined by who you choose to spend time with.

Rancho Gordo Mayacoba and Rio Zape beans, posole, and wild rice, plus brown rice and onions caramelized in bacon fat

Sautéed squid (marinated with olive oil, garlic, and red pepper flakes)

Baked delicata squash rings with butter, Rancho Gordo New Mexico chile powder, and maple sugar

Green chard sautéed in duck fat

Spicy mac ‘n’ cheese (1/2 pound of habanero cheddar, 1/4 pound of extra sharp, plus many other cheeses all added to the white sauce base, which began with almost a whole large onion sweated in the butter and seasoned with nutmeg, Old Bay, and dry mustard, and topped with cheese/cheese cracker crumbs)
Sliced avocado and homemade pickled onion
Homemade salsa verde
Salsa roja/pico de gallo of canned and soft-dried tomatoes, onion, jalapeño, garlic, cilantro, fish sauce, rice vinegar
Mixed lettuce, cucumber, grape tomato, red bell pepper salad with olive oil and homemade tarragon vinegar
Sachertorte from Andre’s Hungarian
Chocolate cinnamon ice cream
Almond butter cookies

Thanks to Suzanne and Paul for having us over. Friends are what family should be.

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7 thoughts on “Downtown Thanksgiving

  1. It looks like you had a really nice holiday dinner, Stash. Thank you for sharing it.


  2. Thanks Lucy. 🙂


  3. Michele on said:



  4. did you make that line up or read it somewhere? it fits so perfectly.

    thanks for sharing.


  5. did you make that line up or read it somewhere? it fits so perfectly.

    oh no, that’s entirely from me.

    this is like the 2nd T-day I’ve spent with my friends S&P. because I’d rather spend time with people I care about than with my own family. I wonder what that says about me.


  6. even if my family did live close, i would spend the holidays with friends. less drama, more laughter. that is what life is about!


  7. every thing looks so delicious and a love table setting,love the rose dinner plates, what make are they?


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