thanksgiving 2010

This year, I’m making a single dish since I’m celebrating Thanksgiving with a larger group, last year I celebrated with just my immediate family, so I made a ton of dishes.

I plan on making legit green bean casserole to bring up to the annual family gathering. The recipe I’m using is from Serious Eats. I’ve never made or ate green bean casserole, so I’m hoping this turns out well.

Here are a few preview pictures from my prep work. After the holiday I’ll be sure to post an update.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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happy easter/end of being vegetarian

Happy Easter everyone!

If you’re just tuning in, on Wednesday, February 17th, I completely gave up meat and fish for lent.

It has been a challenging, fun, and great experience. Though I could never give up meat completely, I learned a bunch and the experience will definitely alter some of the decisions I will make in the future regarding what to eat/cook. I also witnessed first hand how it feels to be at a party/gathering where there are NO vegetarian options. I now feel for you guys!

Hope everyone has a great day today!

Image taken from Office Tally


happy st. patty’s day!

Unfortunately, this is the closest I’m getting to doing anything tonight 🙁 … yay work!

Happy St. Patty’s Day everyone!

and yes, that is a Steel Force shot glass. I used to work there…gimme a break haha.


merry christmas!

This post was originally intended to have a picture of Christmas cookies/treats made by my friend’s girlfriend. He brought in a ridiculous amount of treats to the office on Monday…and the next day when I wanted to take a photo of the treats, they were all eaten…

Thanks for the treats Tom & Ally, they were delicious…and put me beyond my necessary sugar intake for the week…in a single day hahaha.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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cooking: thanksgiving 2009

Previously I was expecting the entire family (including aunts, uncles, cousins, etc.) to come over but this was not the case. This actually made my job much easier, as I did not have to make as much food. I was in the kitchen pretty much all day yesterday, but it was totally worth it.

The menu for last night was..

Green Beans and Walnuts with Lemon Vinagrette

Brown Bread Stuffing with Fruit

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Simple Pan Gravy (for extra gravy…just in case!)

Roast Turkey with Creamy Herbed Gravy

Pumpkin Cheesecake

I was able to tackle all of these meals, but my sister wanted to do the Pumpkin Cheesecake, so credit is all her’s for that one.

Let’s just say that this was the best Thanksgiving (food wise) that I have ever had. Everything turned out well and on time. Thanksgiving is a holiday where people are known for overindulging in all the good food we have…lucky for me…I did not (though it was damn hard not to get another slice of that cheesecake)!

My favorites of the night were the stuffing, turkey w/ the herb gravy, and the pumpkin cheesecake. My least favorite of the night was the green beans w/ lemon vinagrette. I dunno what it was, it just felt like it was missing something…and it was just a tad too tart for my liking. The turkey was a million times more successful than last year. Only bummer was that the dark meat was cooked a little too long….but the white meat was perfect!

Now if you’ll excuse me…I’ve gotta go snack on some leftovers…

P.S. Print out that pumpkin cheesecake recipe and make it…it’s so ridiculously good…

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