Food, glorious food…

Oliver says it all. A day dedicated to overeating and excess. What a great day, a great holiday. A wonderful tradition. Definitely my kind of day!

We didn’t host this year, instead, we went to Victor’s brother and sister-in-laws… and what a spread Marie prepared! An impeccable table, to begin…

And stuffed mushrooms, bacon wrapped stuffed jalapeno peppers, assorted goat cheeses and tapenades, chopped chicken livers… that’s what we started with.

And turkey, stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes, cranberry sauce, cranberry relish, and gravygravygravy…

And desserts…

Pumpkin pie, cheese cake, walnut tart, pecan tart, wedding rings, sugar cookies… no boxed or packaged anything.

Just food, glorious food.

I was so busy eating, I completely forgot to take pictures other than the appetizers, but suffice to say, it was spectacular.

I did get a picture of Linda’s Chicken Livers that Victor made…


Linda’s Chicken Livers

  • 4 sticks butter
  • 2 lbs chicken livers
  • 2 med onions, chopped
  • 2-4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp marjoram
  • 1 1/2 tsp tarragon
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 – or more – tsp cognac

Melt 1 stick of butter. Add onions but do not brown.

Add other ingredients – except butter – and cover. Cook over low heat for about 20 minutes.

Process in food processor with remaining butter. Add cognac, and S&P, to taste.

Serve with chopped eggs or onion and toasted baguette or crackers.

Recipe can be cut in half.

It seems everything came out better than ever before.

A great day, indeed!