In addition to our traditional Thanksgiving with friends, on Friday we got together again and had an entirely nontraditional hedonistic smorgasbord in the name of giving thanks for gluttony, in general, and good cheese in specific. We tend to vacillate wildly between asceticism and hedonism and last Friday was the epitome of the latter.
We had [everything but the meat and cheese homemade by us or our friends]: excellent French bread, A-Ron's own house-pet sourdough, casatiello with pepper salami and old gouda, artisan white bread, super-eggy crepes, perfect popovers, pepper salami, linguica, kielbasa, hot capicola, ham, drippy brie de meaux, sharp cheddar, stupendous taleggio, jarlsberg, old gouda, soft-boiled eggs [just for Daddy], hard-boiled eggs, deviled eggs, green olive oil and balsamic vinegar, crackers, pistachios, almonds, seared brussels sprouts, apples, asian pears, oranges, and butternut squash fries. We had a toaster at the table so our little cheese/meat/bread thingies could be toasted on the spot.
For dessert, a chocolate fondue with poundcake.
Super yummy, and pretty cheap too [the milkpail market is ridiculous... $6.99/lb. taleggio! and you don't need pounds of it!]. And the leftovers are sweet. Sure beats turkey n taters, in our opinion.
[Daddy's favorite was a slab of the sourdough dipped in oil and vinegar with capicola and gouda on top, toasted then dipped in warm gooey egg yolk. MMMMMMmmmm. Mommy's favorite was toasted salami and jarlsberg on her famous beautiful white bread. mmmmMMMMMM.]
[we took some pictures, maybe we'll get around to posting them]
[thanks a ton A-Ron, Boni, Cristobal, Brizatnizatny, and Charlissimo for making it rock!]