28 November 2014
27 November 2014
I liked Frank Bruni’s Thanksgiving column: When Italians Meet Turkey. It’s about great family traditions and overwhelming feasts. It certainly called to mind some of my own fondly remembered Thanksgiving dinners.
For Throwback Thursday, I’d like to offer a reminiscence of Thanksgiving 2011. While it pales in comparison to Bruni’s 40-person extravaganza, at 27 people it was the biggest one my wife and I have ever hosted. It also was my 60th birthday. My blog post about the meal featured a recipe for squash lasagna. The post includes a photo of the entire buffet, which included:
- Turkey (roasted on the Weber grill)
- Cranberry Orange Relish
- Beef short ribs
- Squash lasagna
- Mashed potatoes
- Brussels sprouts
- Whole Wheat Date Rolls
- Apple pie
- Pumpkin pie
This year, we’re hosting again. We only have 11 people, and the menu isn’t nearly as extensive.
- Turkey (roasted on the Weber, of course)
- Cranberry Orange Relish (it’s a winner!)
- Sicilian-style potato gratin
- An unspecified stuffing from my daughter and her husband
- Sourdough rye bread (from my sister)
- An unspecified vegetable (also from my sister)
- A dessert from my daughter
- Apple crisp (from me)
It should be fun.
26 November 2014
One of the things I thought I’d do more of when I retired was writing, including – maybe especially – my blog. So I’m personally a little perplexed to observe that 17 months since I turned in my Land O’Lakes badge, Krik’s Picks has been grossly neglected.
I also observe that no one seems to be complaining. I thought about just pulling the plug, but before I give up on it, I decided to give it another try.The problem isn’t lack of material. Here it is six months after our fun and exciting trip to Italy, and I still have notes for at least four posts on our time in Tuscany.
I always said that while this blog would be mostly restaurant reviews, I also would be writing posts on other topics. So that’s my plan for rebooting Krik’s Picks. I’ve been posting a lot of commentary about food-related issues on my LinkedIn page. From now on, instead of LinkedIn, I’ll put more of those posts here on Krik’s Picks.
Maybe with some revitalized content, I’ll attract more followers. Anyway, it’s worth a try.