Happy (almost) Thanksgiving, everyone! Whether you're cooking an entire dinner for 12, or just contributing a casserole to your Aunt Merna's kitchen table (have you ever actually met someone with an Aunt Merna?), FiPS has got you covered. Here's a round-up of our go-to Thanksgiving side dishes and desserts:
Entries in Thanksgiving (7)
Let's imagine for a moment that I could fit more than 1.75 people in my apartment...and that I wasn't using our oven to store cases of Diet Coke...then I might totally, maybe, probably not, but who knows, host a Thanksgiving dinner!
And my imaginary Thanksgiving dinner would obvs be SO delicious...mostly cause I wouldn't make a fucking thing! While I've got zero skills in the kitchen, my menu ordering skills are black belt, ninja like. I'm serious, ppl...my friends and family call me the "menu DJ."
And so, if you happen to find yourself the unwitting host of an upcoming Thanksgiving dinner, and you'd rather spend the day before watching White Collar season 3 re-runs instead of slaving away in the kitchen, here are a bunch of ideas for ordering the whole damn thing in!
A friend of mine once said that being a vegetarian at Thanksgiving must be like being a Jew at Christmas. Funny, but not necessarily accurate. You see, being a vegetarian at Thanksgiving is pretty easy. Most of the side dishes are perfectly suitable for me. Sweet potatoes? Check. Brussels sprouts? Check. Corn? Cranberry sauce? Stuffed mushrooms? Done, done, and done. When it comes to my family, the only side that's ever really up for debate is the stuffing (we're Italian, so that means sausage), but I could skip that entirely or make bread stuffing if I was really up for it. So you see, there's plenty of stuff out there for me to eat at Thanksgiving.
Just not, you know, the turkey.
Thanksgiving: it's a holiday weekend that really starts with a bang on Thursday, but leaves us having to figure out what to do with our stuffing-stuffed selves for the next few days. Here are some helpful hints of what to do post the Turkeypocalpyse:
I hate leftovers. I mean, I can eat Thanksgiving Round 2 about 12 hours after I consumed it the first time, but then what? God knows there’s more turkey and fixin’s than I can shake a stick at, and dagwood sandwiches are looking kinda' meh at this point.
Martha Stewart has of course thought of about 2,000 ways to correct our little problem (along with inventing a lot of problems we didn’t even know we had). Here are 35 OF HER BEST-LOOKING POST-THANKSGIVING LEFTOVER RECIPES. Here are my personal favorites of the bunch:
Happy (almost) Turkey Day, everyone! In honor of the holiday, I've dug up some very FIPS-esque happenings from Thanksgivings of Park Slopes past. So take a moment and try to imagine a time when, instead of worrying about overcrowded airports, appeasing in-laws and finding a big enough organic turkey, you could focus on what really mattered -- not getting typhoid.
Park Slope Thanksgiving Anecdote #1 (Sad)
Before you head outside with the "ole' pig skin" this Thursday, give a thought to young Walter Rhue: a 16 year-old who, in 1896, lost his life after a post-Thanksgiving dinner football game in Prospect Park. Walter set off from his home at 720 Carroll Street (between 6th and 7th) after promising his parents he would just watch.