Happy Thanksgiving to you all. We are having a simple dinner: vegetables a la grecque–leeks, mushrooms, cucumbers; fresh turkey with corn bread , apple, onion, sage, and sausage stuffing; Southern green beans with bacon and onion cooked in broth; rice of course to honor South Carolina; and pecan pie. We used to do the whole thing with macaroni pie, fresh baked rolls, sweet potatoes, but then there were tons of leftovers. We’ll start with scotch to honor my Fleming and MacFarlane ancestors, and a tip of the hat to friends in Texas with a bottle of Balcones single malt from–mirabile...
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