Obviously, there’s not a lot of blogging here today. We’re hosting Thanksgiving at our apartment tomorrow so we’re getting ready. I’m making the turkey using my very popular recipe, as well as the cranberry sauce, collard greens, and dinner rolls. My brother Bernie and his wife Carol and their three kids, my mom, are my sister Francesca are all coming and bringing dishes. My brother John and his family are staying home this year, which is probably just as well because I don’t know where we would sit the eight of them. Oh and Melanie’s sister Theresa is flying in from Dallas today for the weekend too.

We actually moved the dinner to my house from my sister Evelyn’s house because she went long on her pregnancy and is in fact giving birth today. They had long planned to name the baby girl Cecilia and so it is nice that she is being born on the feast of St. Cecilia. Since Evy will still be in the hospital, Pete and their three kids will be coming over as well.

In addition to the dishes above, we’re also having stuffing (both Francesca’s recipe and Melanie’s because she’s homesick for hers), sweet potatoes, turnip, several kinds of pie including apple, pecan, pumpkin, and .... I’m forgetting one.

I picked up the wine today. I think Argentinian Malbec goes well with turkey so I got two bottles, a 2004 Don Miguel Gascon and a 2004 Finca Linda, both from the Mendoza region. I also picked up a Chateau St. Michel Riesling from Washington state for Melanie because she just likes Riesling, and an Oyster Bay, New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc just because I like Sauv. Blanc and it was a good price.

It’s going to be a nice dinner I think and relaxed and fun as our family dinners usually are. There’s never any dramatics in my family. And after we’ll probably go visit my youngest niece and her mom.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Domenico Bettinelli