Not To Be Trusted With Knives

{October 11, 2006}   I think I need a new recipe for gravy….

… because mine, apparently, defies gravity. And it sort of looks like chocolate fudge. But it tasted OK, if you mixed it into the mashed potatoes really well.

On the plus side, the rest of the food in my vegetarian Thanksgiving feast turned out well. Here you can see the Harvard beets*, cranberry sauce, stuffing, baked squash and, of course, the killer gravy. Not shown here: the mashed potatoes, asparagus, broccoli, peppers, Yorkshire pudding and the piece de resistance, the portobella mushrooms with spinach and brie…

… all served up by me, doing my best impression of a 1950s housewife.

And here are all the guests, except one… who was taking this photo.

Photographer Kalev is shown here, plotting to take over the postal stations of Germany. Don’t ask.

Closer to the end of the night, my roommate showed up, having been at a different Thanksgiving feast. Despite what this picture may lead you to believe, she was not actually drinking.

And a great time was had by all! So, in conclusion, the vegetarian Thanksgiving, much like the 1/2 birthday, is highly recommended!

*I like cooking beets because you end up with a kitchen that is covered in red splatters and a big knife dripping red – very good for a pre-Halloween decor.


Rebecca says:

Do Harvard beets paaahk the caaaah in the yaaaahd?

Stacia says:

I noticed in the pictures (before your roommate came home) that you were the only woman present. What’s up with that!?! That could lead to giving thanks ;), or you alone in the kitchen, cleaning up.

Beth says:

Alas, all but one of the men are gay. And, for the record, I did get help with the dishes (from the one who isn’t)!

Jorge says:

Awesome feast bethie.

You know, if you invited us, I would help with dishes.

Sarah says:

Hi! I came across your site (I don’t know for sure how), but I really like it. I love the pictures of the Thanksgiving Feast! Especially the gravy!Ha!

Anonymous says:

I’m just upset that you pointed out the 50s housewife thing before any of us could.

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