Thursday, November 25, 2010

Thankful for food

This Thanksgiving was just the old man and I, with a last minute appearance by my mom. Since we weren't feeding hundreds we had a very simple and minimal menu. I started the day by making some brown sugar bacon waffles for breakfast.
Definitely a hit with the boy. Bacon infused waffles - what more could he wish for? In the late afternoon, in between football games, the Canadian put together our pork tenderloin loosely using a Giada recipe. First was a layer of stone ground mustard mixed with peppercinis and green olives.
Next was covering the whole thing in bacon.
Two hours later it was ready to come out of the oven.
Along side of the pork we had green bean casserole, stuffed candied sweet potatoes and rolls.
My mom showed up about an hour after we ate (she had to work today) so I heated up a plate for her while we sat and chatted. For dessert I made an apple crisp, but the Canadian is still so full from dinner that he's not ready yet. I, however, already gobbled up my serving.
I wish I had vanilla ice cream to go with it, but I wasn't that smart. It's definitely going on the shopping list for the leftovers though!

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