How did that happen? One minute it's October and I'm thinking that I have plenty of time to think about Thanksgiving, and the next thing I know it's almost here, and I'm afraid I haven't given it much thought. Yet.
I did think about it a little yesterday. I finally plucked the Brussels Sprouts stalks out of the garden. I cut off all the little green globes, blanched them, and froze them. Oh. My. Goodness. These are the sweetest Brussels Sprouts! Even raw they tasted great! I have three quarts in the freezer, and as I looked over my mountain of little green orbs, I wondered if anyone else at my Thanksgiving table likes Brussels Sprouts as much as I do. Or would it be a waste of their great goodness to dish them up at a dinner with so many other options? I'm not sure on that one yet.
The only certainty is going to be The Turkey. Oh, and Mom's Stuffing. I suspect there will also be the requisite mashed potatoes and gravy, sweet potatoes, and plenty of pies. It's everything else that I'm on the fence about. I do want to use as many of the things that I've put by or preserved this year as possible. It just seems fitting for the holiday that the sweet corn I froze in July becomes a part of the Thanksgiving feast. Or that somehow I figure out a way to integrate some of those wonderful canned pears. And do I serve rolls of some kind? That just seems like excessive filler to me. I could certainly make some delicious ones, but is that just too much?
So maybe you could help me out today! Come on out of lurkdom and tell me, if there is one thing that you want most at your Thanksgiving dinner, what is it? What one thing would you truly miss if it wasn't on the table somewhere? Is there a particular pie? Or conversely, is there one thing that you always eat out of obligation, but you'd be perfectly okay if it vanished forever? Do share, I'm so indecisive these days.