Friday, November 26, 2010

Thanksgiving Recap Begins

Every time she gave a party she had this feeling of being something not herself, and that every one was unreal in one way; much more real in another.  It was, she thought, partly their clothes, partly being taken out of their ordinary ways, partly the background, it was possible to say things you couldn't say anyhow else, things that needed an effort; possible to go much deeper.
Mrs. Dalloway 


Now all the candles were lit up, and the faces on both sides of the table were brought nearer by the candlelight, and composed, as they had not been in the twilight, into a party round a table, for the night was now shut off by panes of glass, which, far from giving any accurate view of the outside world, rippled it so strangely that here, inside the room, seemed to be order and dry land; there, outside, a reflection in which things wavered and vanished, waterily.
 To the Lighthouse

Sometimes the best way to stop feeling like Miss LaTrobe is to pretend you're Mrs. Ramsay or Mrs. Dalloway.

In any case, there's always party games.

(it's like telephone, get it?)

Thanksgiving has once again come and gone.  (Reed, I took no photos with you in them!?)  Cashew cheese, which has heretofore resulted in a goat-cheese-like unit, turned out to be really soft this time, but it was equally good this way, too.  Maybe that sums up this Thanksgiving.  Mishaps, lack of planning, and totally delightful company and food.  Christine brought some lovely pasta salads, Devon saved the day by grabbing the very last loaf of bread at Trader Joe's, Leigh-Michil and Ryan made a really bomb carrot cake with coconut and pineapple in it (recipe here), and Reed blew us away with deep-fried stuffing balls.

On the menu below, I'll add links as I finish posts about each dish.

Thanksgiving 2010

Spice-kissed pumpkin pie with coconut cream 
Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting

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