Caramelized Shallots…Drool | Daily Instagram

Caramelized Shallots...Drool

Cooked these real slow in a little butter for over an hour. Totally ate some. Pretty damned hard to resist, these. Also, these will be joining the garlic mashed potatoes.

Roasted Garlic…Be Still My Heart | Daily Instagram

Roasted Garlic...Be Still My Heart

Thanksgiving prep is in full swing. Witness the 5 giant heads of roasted garlic that will soon be mingling in filthy ways with the mashed potatoes. The house smells so fucking good right now.

A Thanksgiving Feast Full of Slab Bacon & Applejack

For many years now, I have been primarily responsible for most of the holiday meals in our family.Over the course of these many meals, I have gotten quite good at cooking for a crowd. It takes a lot of planning and a lot of multi-tasking, but I absolutely love feeding a big group. It gives me a chance to make some large-scale dishes I don’t get to pull out too often, and then, there are the leftovers. Glorious, glorious leftovers.

Thanksgiving

This was Thanksgiving four years ago. I have gotten even better at this since then.

This year all of the dishes are going to be original or adapted recipes, which I will be rolling out over the course of this week and through the end of the month. That’s right, until the end of November, we are going all food, all the time. Get ready for some gluttony. Read on for the complete menu for this year, and some of my tips for how to prep for the biggest meal of the year in a way that keeps your sanity intact. [Read more…]