Mommy, who goes by Marcy in the adult world or "the G" as Rocco calls her, is the head mistress of Thanksgiving. I try not to step on toes and I help out where I can by making a few sides and dessert. Somehow she manages to do it all, so seamlessly, and makes everyone, even my picky brothers happy. Example, we kids insist on Stovetop Stuffing. How obscene!
This year, with a little hesitation, Mommy agreed to make the entire Thanksgiving meal a local affair. First order, the Turkey. I tried to pre-order a local organic Turkey to be delivered to the New Amsterdam Market this Sunday. Just guess how much they wanted: $70! for a 12-14lb bird. Those Turkey people are real morti di fame's! That really seemed unreasonable. So I let the Turkey slide, but 75% of the menu we got at the Union Farmer's Market. Hooray!
Mostly Local Thanksgiving Menu at the Galatioto's:
The Giant Bird courtesy of Trader Joe's
Mommy's Mashed Potatoes
Rocco's Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
Roasted Carrots with Pecans and Tarragon
Ginger Cranberry Sauce