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Thursday, November 22, 2007

I'm ready for Thanksgiving, I have my copy of Stalking Santa and I might even cook something in the morning.

Ha! Just kidding, I don't cook on Thanksgiving. I go to someplace where people do the cooking for me, as it should be.

However, on Wednesday I really did want to cook something that had nothing to do with the holiday.
We had cod and clams in broth as pictured above.
OK, I was the only one who ate the clams. They were delicious, as was the whole meal.

How to make:
Dredge cod in seasoned flour, pan saute until golden, plate. Put olive oil in clean pan, add slivers of garlic, add cleaned littleneck clams. Cook until done. Add cherry tomatoes, chopped parsley and cilantro. Pour next to cod. Lemon wedges. Eat. Delicious. Later on eat a few potato chips. Also, a spoonful of caramelized pear and pecan ice cream.


Do you have a strange holiday dish that's on the table at your house?

If you came to my family's house, we might let you try some anchovy stuffed olives--but ONLY if we really liked you because honestly, we'd rather have them all to ourselves. Can you top that?

18 comments:

Tiffany said...

In Maryland, sauerkraut is nearly on every Thanksgiving table. It is not, however, on my plate.

kiki said...

Nope. But do you know what I've been CRAVING LIKE MAD lately? A big dish of mussels and fries. I'm not sure if I want them in a white wine sauce or a curry sauce. I want them. Where can I go to get them?

AzĂșcar said...

Bistro 412 in Park City makes fabulous mussels in a curry sauce.

Carrabba's has mussels in a white wine sauce, but you have to ask for them as they're not always on the menu.

Am'n2deep said...

Uuuh, let me think...nope! I'm afraid nothing tops anchovy stuffed olives. And don't worry, I won't ask you to share. I hope you enjoy every last bite!

Sue said...

We just eat a whole bunch of mormon comfort food. I know that some people think it's dreck, but we love it, because it reminds us of home. Jello salad with cool whip, green bean casserole, martinellis (mormon champagne, you know), mashed potatoes... My kids wanted third helpings of the jello salad, so let them mock :>

pflower10 said...

I inherited my grandmother's china a few years back so I always fix a retro dish as a shout out in her honor. This year it was Orange/Lemon Jello with Crushed Pineapple and Shredded Carrots under a blanket of Freshly Whipped Cream. Can you believe I was the only one to eat it?!?!?!

My hubby's family always has LIMA BEANS on the Thanksgiving dinner table. whatever.

pflower10 said...

OH and BTW, we watched Stalking Santa tonight too! Very funny!

Lois, Our Lady of Blogs said...

Oh, my husband does lima beans, too.

Yuck.

Rynell said...

Curry peas.

compulsive writer said...

I was almost disinherited once for adding mushrooms and water chestnuts to the old fashioned stuffing.

Yeah, I'm a rebel.

But please tell me where one could find caramelized pear and pecan ice cream. I must have some.

Michelle said...

We tried to do the cod thing once and had it imported- it was a disaster it was still so salty! My mom was desperate to relive her Spanish holiday meal heritage.

Queen Scarlett said...

We had vegetarian duck... I thought of La yen and her book rec The Last Chinese Chef... my aunt made a yummy veg duck dish... basically tofu pi (skin) with shitake mushrooms on the inside... DELISH. I'm not a fan of the traditional thanksgiving meal...because I'm not crazy about turkey... so I love my chinese thanksgivings. ;-)

annette said...

Strange? How about canned cranberry sauce that you slice. (I know, I know, that's just not right! And dorky me, I love it!)

Sue said...

Holy crap, I'm on the blogroll.

AzĂșcar said...

I thought I put you there before, but I guess I was wrong (first time!)

Marie said...

We always have shrimp cocktail, but that doesn't trump the stuffed olives.

Geo said...

German red cabbage. Yum.

Gritty Pretty said...

can't top the anchovy stuffed olives. i was pretty happy that my mom bought a free range turkey.
btw, my mom served a mission for the LDS dairy in elberta, ut. she loves byu dairy products with her whole heart. (i remember reading that you have good reason to prefer byu dairy.)