It is Thanksgiving, and we will be at a friend's house eating wonderfully standard T-day fare. Roast turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, sweet potatoes. We will eat it all and love it.
But I am also loving a new tradition started with our TFS group - the "alternative" Thanksgiving. We start with all the standard ingredients, but prepare them in a vastly different manner. This year we went with the theme of Indian food, and had some amazingly tasty dishes. The host marinated turkey in a tandoori spice mix, then confited it in ghee. It was unbelievably moist and tender. Someone else made a curry-spiced pumpkin soup. We had green beans with coconut, mustard seeds and curry leaves. Savory cranberry chutney with fennel seeds and garam masala. Chai-spiced pumpkin pie for dessert. I am already looking forward to next year's menu!