Thanksgiving #2 begins tonight, when we're joined by my sister and brother-in-law and these two handsome guys:
If the last time we got together in DC is any indication, we're going to have a great couple of days. Because we didn't want to be turkey-ed out this year, we decided not to make turkey at all for Thanksgiving #2, or to make any uber-traditional dish we may have eaten at Thanksgiving #1 or will eat at Thanksgiving #3, for that matter. Here's our menu:
Not-Terribly-Traditional Thanksgiving #2 Menu
Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Chestnuts
Seared Duck Breasts with Red Wine and Figs
My sister's territory... she's going to surprise us.
For Thanksgiving #3, we're headed down to NC to check on my parents' home renovation and to rendezvous with these pretty people:
My family has done so much beach-time this year, between the Outer Banks and my brother's wedding farther south, that I feel like I was barely home in the Triangle at all in 2011. This trip, then, is long overdue for me.
Three Thanksgivings... an embarrassment of riches, no? I'm feeling pretty lucky.