Dinner Tonight: Thanksgiving Throwback
Bacon-wrapped haricot vert
Fresh yeast rolls
This year I spent Thanksgiving with friends in Joliet. It was a good time (There was a dice game! And drinking for two hours in a bar that lost power!), but I missed some of my family’s staples.
I’m a huge proponent of the deep fried turkey, but I don’t quite have the means to accomplish it in my hovel. A Coca-Cola ham is a) intensely southern and b) a very good substitute.
Cornbread dressing is mandatory. My grandmother made the best I’ve ever had. She also refused to share the full recipe with us, so this is a pale approximation, though tasty.
It’s funny how food makes memories.
I didn’t get to see my family this year, but they had dinner with me tonight all the same.
6 c. water
1 3/4 c. cornmeal
3/4 c. parmesan, grated
3/4 c. milk
1/2 stick (5 tbl.) unsalted butter
1/3 c. flat-leaf parsley, chopped
1 tbl. rosemary, chopped
1 pinch dried thyme, crushed in your palm
In a large pot, bring the water to a rolling boil. Hit the water…