Thanksgiving 2012: the Gluttoning


Green bean casserole, mashed potatoes, stuffing, rolls, smoked brisket, turkey & gravy (cranberry sauce, alas, forgotten), Mandarin orange salad

And I’m not even going to mention the deserts: Truffle’s lovely cheesecake, pumpkin pie, apple pie. Nor the appetizers: beer-boiled shrimp, cheese, olives, crackers, homemade giardiniera relish (thanks again to Truffle). Let’s just say we gave thanks for country, company, friends, and family in the grand tradition.

Who came to Crouton & Ditalini’s house? Number one daughter Escargot, of course. Number one son Baguette drove down from Las Vegas with our daughter-in-law Truffle and grandson Pesce (granddaughter Biscotto is away in college, so we were missing one deMenthe). In keeping with tradition, we invited a single friend to share the bounty: Grissini Asperagi.

More photos? Sure, why not?


Crouton and the Fortress of Smoke™


Brisket on the smoker


Sampling the brisket (yes, it was as good as it looked)


Truffle (w/Ubriaco), Baguette, guest Grissini, Ditalini (w/Mortadella), Escargot, Pesce


© 2012, Crouton deMenthe. All rights reserved.

About Crouton deMenthe  Amateur cook and barbecue fanatic.


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