The First Ever Religiously Sensitive Thanksgiving Spanikopita
We split our time among various and sundry family members (read: my parents are divorced and my children are very popular around holiday time) and this year, was "Dad's Year" for Thanksgiving. He outdid himself with a seriously perfect meal on Thursday, the kind of meal to make all other meals weep copious tears while beating themselves in the head with the 800-pound New York Times Cookbook.
Think: A Candied Spicy Walnut and Pear Salad, Turkey with Homemade Mole Sauce (hello!) two kinds of sweet potatoes for even the non sweet potato-likers (ahem), perfectly crunchy green beans that demanded second helpings, and Nate's insanely awesome Cornbread-Chorizo-Chipotle Stuffing that puts to shame all other Cornbread-Chorizo-Chipotle Stuffings. Yes, even yours.
Oh, and then an upside down Tarte Tatin. Because we had so much room left.
A note to the unmarried and uncoupled lady friends among us: Surround yourself with men who cook well. The end.
So as not to subject us to two turkeys in a row, at my mom's house the previous night, we created a more rustic dinner, including the first ever Religiously Sensitive Thanksgiving Spanikopita.
Did you create any new traditions this year?