|illustration: Rebekka Seale|
This year, we get to go to my cousin's house. His amazing Aussie wife specializes in over-achievement far beyond my pre-adrenal burnout days. She is also an organizer extraordinaire. I love the fact that even though I live 3000 miles from home I still have some family here. My mom's sister --a transplant from Rhode Island--- lives next door to my in-laws and raised her kids here in this small town.
The hosts: cousin, Aussie wife, 2 kiddos
The guests: My aunt and uncle, another lovely cousin & her 2 boys, friends of said lovely cousin (I think they are a couple and a toddler), the amazing Aussie's mum (all the way from Oz), and the amazing Aussie's aunt and daughters (who also live here in town), and finally--the four of us.
What I'm bringing:
- Sweet potato & sage butter casserole: this was a hit at last year's feast. I Highly recommend it.
|found on The Bitten Word. Photo: Martha Stewart Living|
|from Bon Appetit|
A gluten free stuffing/dressing-- I think I'll go the cornbread route (I came up with a tasty GF cornbread recipe based on others but of course didn't document it. I'll post it when I figure it out again). Here are two cornbread dressings that look yummy: 1) Cornbread dressing with smoked bacon & pecans (from Southern Living) :
|Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Heather Chadduck|
Toasted nutmeg ice cream from Saveur (also a winner from last year-- I changed it a bit but will figure that out later):
|Credit: Todd Coleman|
somehow crossing it with this pumpkin spice cake:
That's all for now... What are you cooking?