Allie’s 8th Annual Turk-a-thon
So, it’s that time of year again where I crack out the Twisted Sister “Twisted Christmas” Album, adopt the motto “I like cooking with wine…sometimes I even put it in the food” and disconnect my smoke alarms. This could be the best Turk-a-thon ever because I have a fancy schmancy new menu to try out on all of my beloved little poodles (you). You are welcome to bring significant others, but please let me know in advance as I need to know how much food to get. So, without further adieu, please come, if you’ve been invited, it is because you are important to me and even if it’s been a while since we last saw each other, I do think of you often and miss you. And, you should come because if its anything like last year, I’m dusting off the Twister mat (Jerry…) and fluffing up the feather boa (Nelson…) and putting Raquel and Carolyn on Dish-Towel-Flapping-At-The-Smoke-Alarms duty. Reindeer and otherwise tacky holiday sweaters are encouraged….
Oh the menu! I had the pleasure of exploring St. Lawrence Market with Allie in preparation for this event. She started with Baby Bells and Laughing Cow wedges plus a platter of cheese and crackers: Guinness cheddar, Havarti, Maple cheddar and Smoked Gouda, herb crusted goat cheese. Then she made a baked brie topped with a mix of pecans and cranberries with a maple syrup glaze – Steve had to move me away from them because I was stuffing them in my face by the handful.
The main course was:
- turkey, roasted with oranges and onion wedges, and gravy
- a separate stuffing of fig, sausage and I think polenta (but am not sure)
- yellow flesh potato and yam mash
- brussel sprouts with breadcrumbs, almond slices and cheese
- cranberry sauce with sliced red grapes
- fruit punch with coconut water and Club Soda
The swiss chard didn’t quite make it to the table, but her friend Nicole brought a Fennel salad. I brought a plate of baking as well – mostly so I would stop eating it! Allie made for dessert:
- Flan with a cheese filling and topped with Terry’s chocolate orange slices
- Ginger and peanut butter cookies
It was neat – all the utensils, plates and cups were made from corn polymers and were biodegradable. Way cool! She also used the napkins with pictures of cheese that I got her for Christmas. I would guess there must have been 20 or more people who came. The night was absolutely incredible!