Thursday, November 25, 2010

Have a Cow

Have a Cow

Mama Kat's Prompt #2: Share a photo of what Thanksgiving
looks like in your neck of the woods.

Well, I'm exaggerating a tad here. But La Familia Scribe is gathered together not only to ask the Lord's blessing, but to avoid getting on each other's last nerve this Thanksgiving.

Madison, Wisconsin is our home away from home this Turkey Day. We've so far skirted real bad weather, although the numbing cold plans to stick around the remainder of the week. Ella Numera Una is hosting us at her college pad today. So far, we've had to do prep work in shifts.

I whipped up some fabulous Smashed Red Potatoes (recipe below) in the petite kitchen, while the girls shuffled things around in the living room. Ella Numera Dos then comandeered the kitchen space to whip up three fabulous pies (Lemon Meringue, Pumpkin and Apple).

Ella Una and the new BF then whipped up a fantastic Thanksgiving Eve meal involving grilled chicken and the most bountiful salad I've ever eaten. Meanwhile, my Lil' Sis came in from San Francisco, so we'll have an even happier time today. When the Scribes celebrate, they go all out!

I'm most thankful that we'll all be in one place this Thanksgiving, and praying that the roads stay dry so that we can continue to enjoy our time together and then return to our respective domiciles safe and sound at the end of the holiday weekend.

In the meantime, here's a great recipe that's really not as violent as it sounds, but twice as delicious. Happy Thanksgiving, y'all!

Smashed Red Potatoes

2 pounds small red potatoes
4 cloves garlic, peeled, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons butter
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk or half-and-half
Salt and pepper, to taste

Scrub potatoes and cut into small chunks. Put potatoes and the sliced garlic in a medium saucepan; cover with water and add salt. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low and continue cooking until potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes.

Remove from heat and drain well. Pour into a bowl and mash with the butter and milk or half-and-half. Add salt and pepper to taste.Serves 4 to 6.


Krystal said...

those sound delish!! happy t-giving :):)

K Pugliano said...

Yum! That sounds so good! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Stopping by from Kat's WW :)

Cheryl said...

I love smashed red potatoes. The garlic, not so much.

Here's hoping you all have a wonderful time together, nerves unfrayed.

faerwillow said...

~a blessed thanksgiving to you and yours...sounds like some good memories to be made...much l♥ve and light upon you always~

Sarah said...

Happy Thanksgiving to the whole family!

Queenie Jeannie said...

I hope you all had a super happy Thanksgiving!!! I know the Madison area quite well as I lived in Dodgeville - just outside of Madison. That was my first home with Thomas.

miss jo said...

That was one terrific Thanksgiving, a familia repast to remember ! The pies alone, smashed potatoes, turkey bird, three pies and don't forget the BF's sweet potatoes w/ brown sugar, pecan vanilla crumble top. Fun to be gathered around Ella Una's table for her first TG. Making new memories, worth the specter of TSA airport groping !


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