Saturday, November 27, 2010

crazy buffets

It's been a week of meals and it looks to continue. Oh well, November is never the month to start a diet. On Thanksgiving I brined my first turkey and glazed it with roasted garlic, honey and thyme. It was incredibly moist, but I think the natives were expecting more of that traditional roast turkey flavor, so the chef liked it best. My pumpkin honey pie and homemade cranberry sauce were crowd pleasers.

Today we went to Crazy Buffet for lunch, a local favorite of my daughter's. She loves buffet-style restaurants—being able to hop up and down every few minutes,  as well as the independence of getting her own food. I get a kick out of watching what she picks. As this is an Asian-fusion buffet, she gets to sample all sorts of items, but she usually goes for sushi, chicken sticks and fresh fruit. And of course the plentiful dessert bar ...

Tomorrow our cousin is supposed to visit and we are planning a Sunday dinner of fried artichokes and spaghetti and meatballs and homemade garlic bread. And I might concoct a parfait with some of the leftover cranberry sauce.
You know what ELSE everybody likes? Parfaits! Have you ever met a person, you say, "Let's get some parfait," they say, "Hell no, I don't like no parfait"? Parfaits are delicious!
... Parfait's gotta be the most delicious thing on the whole damn planet!—Donkey, Shrek

The mantra for the rest of the weekend: pace yourself.
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