Just kidding. We don’t really eat tofurky.
Here’s what we are eating. In addition to the aforementioned carrots and turnips, we’ll be having cranberry sauce; baked sweet potatoes stuffed with cranberries, pears, and pecans; green beans with dijon mustard and caramelized pecans (in this month’s Gourmet Magazine, not yet archived at Epicurious); bread dressing with dried apricots, pistachios, and mint; and bourbon-orange pecan pie with bourbon cream. I know, I know. The same old same old. But we thought we’d avoid anything too fancy this year.
A Kansas City Thanksgiving tradition is the lighting ceremony at the Country Club Plaza. The following is what the Kansas City Star has to say about tonight’s shin-dig. (Typos recreated from the original for your amusement):
Plaza Lighting Ceremony Tonight
- Ceremony starts: 7 p.m. Gert there before 6 p.m.
- Switch is flipped: 7:30 p.m. by Kansas City’s own Kate Spade, New York fashion designer.
- Musical entertainment: A Broadway theme, including show tunes and holiday favorites, plus the Plaza Lights Orchestra. The stage is at Nichols Road and Wyandotte Street, near Mark Shale.
- What to expect: To be in a crowd of about 250,000, which is like three full Arrowhead Stadiums and then some.
- Where to watch From the street with the crowd — which is both exciting and slaustrophobic — or get a more panoramic view from the tops of the garages near Saks Fifth Avenue, Mark Shale and Halls.
I won’t be going because I tend to get slaustrophobic myself in large crowds. But I think we’ll check try to gert there tomorrow night after the hoo-ha has died down.
The recipes sound WONDERFUL! I think I’ll try a few of them out for Christmas.
They were all great, Chris. The green beans were not as good as they sounded at first. I think maybe some lemon juice would zing them up.