The first of the kids come home from college tonight. Jeff just called and said he's going to get his sisters, and they'll be on the road at 5:30, with an ETA of 11:15, and, by the way, what's for dinner? Of course, being the doting Mom, dinner will be served at 11:30PM. Yup, I'm nuts.
So, since all of you are just dying to know (choke, choke), here's the Thanksgiving week menu. Thanksgiving's menu will probably be finalized and posted tomorrow.
2 poached chickens (James Beard, don't fail me!)
Penne with meat sauce
orange almond salad
orange ice cream and kisses
Pork butt a la Wall Street Journal
silver white cake
Roast beef (another new James Beard recipe)
Steak for the kids, fish for the parents
angel hair in carbonara sauce
Peppermint Patty cake
Thanksgiving - To be Determined
Leftovers. I need a day off!
Dan's birthday celebration - a marble cake will be in order
2 roast chickens - lemon tarragon
dessert to be determined (there will probably still be stuff)
dessert to be determined
You will find that I've made many of these before; recipes can be had by searching my side listing.
Breakfast every day will be waffles of whatever flavor I choose to make, or oatmeal, or eggs cooked however the person who's going to eat them desires. No, I do not cook breakfast for my giant sons; they can feed themselves! And since the little boys will have next week off from school, they can feed themselves right beside their larger brothers and sisters.
There will obviously always be homemade bread and "stuff" in the fridge for lunches, along with tortillas and cans of soup! Again, lunch is "DIY" - don't dare to whine that you're hungry. My third son has been known to peer into the refrigerator and announce, sighing, "No one has come to sneak more food in from the back of this box; there's nothing good in here." You'd think after a couple of years of college food and another of his own cooking, he'd quit griping, wouldn't you?