No one trusts me with a whole turkey yet, so I made some marinated mushrooms to bring over to Lauren's moms house. We were also invited to my Aunt Diane's house in Dayton, but Noah still doesn't do very well with that much time in the car. Maybe next year.
The recipe for these is from Cook's Illustrated, the magazine for "America's Test Kitchen" on PBS. Lauren's friend Laura's mother was kind enough to give me a year of it, and I have used lots of the recipes. These are made by sauteeing mushrooms in olive oil and lemon juice with salt and red pepper flake, and then marinating them for several hours with sliced garlic, shallot and red bell pepper. They're great, and they smell like liquid garlic and taste like mushroom power.
Now let's say it's the night before Thanksgiving, the baby's asleep, your wife is dozing on the couch, and you're cooking. Is there something you should sip on under those circumstances? If you said a splash of 8-year old Wild Turkey 101-proof with a drop of filtered water, you're exactly correct. It's Thanksgiving! Go for the one with the bird on the bottle.
Lauren and Noah and I have considerable good fortune to be thankful for this year, and I hope you all do as well. Happy Thanksgiving Everybody!