Thanksgiving cooking is starting today. We invited some local friends to do a safe and socially-distanced Trunksgiving potluck, where:
– 1-3-ish, we jump on a Zoom and hang out while eating, maybe play a round of Codenames. Might just be a quick 5 minute hello, depending on people’s schedules.
Locals! I, of course, wanted to invite everyone I know, or actually, what I really wanted was to invite all of Oak Park, but the logistics of that overwhelmed me. But if you’re reading this and thinking, hey, Mary Anne usually invites us to her Christmas and Sri Lankan New Year’s parties, and I’d love to participate in this too, it’s probably not too late — drop me a note!
It’s called Trunksgiving because you’re driving around with food in your trunk. Someone on my wall called it that, and now it’s stuck in my head, so thanks.
– on the porch for pick-up time: samosas from local cafe Wise Cup & apple cider mimosas
(SIDE NOTE: Samosas and Mimosas really needs to be the name of SOMETHING. Maybe a memoir. Hm.)
– lemon bars (Madhurima)
Festive! I have to finish up two batches of cookies for the Patreon treat boxes this morning (some cookies might also make their way out for Thanksgiving), but this afternoon, I’m planning to switch over to Thanksgiving cooking, with plenty of dumb holiday movies on the TV for company. This morning, I’ve been listening to the Home Cooking podcast’s 2nd Thanksgiving episode, which is also lovely company.
Side note — it is very hard to bake this kind of cookie, with sticking out bits, without over browning some of it. Possibly impossible. But it’s okay. A little pistachio icing will camouflage a multitude of sins.