Over the weekend Kurt decided to cook a duck. We used it as an opportunity to have our own little early Thanksgiving. Because we are going to my grandparents’ house for the holiday, we don’t get a say in the food. My grandma has become rather casual about holiday meals over the past few years, so she usually ends up cooking a turkey, a bag of frozen vegetables, mashed potatoes and a bagged salad.
Here’s what we made:
The soup is red lentil butternut squash. I used this recipe to launch from:
The changes I made were the spices. We had curry the night before cooked by a friend who used to live in Kuwait, so instead of competing with that I used more pumpkin pie-ish spices, some nutmeg and cinnamon. It was really good. It’s a really hearty dish that can definitely stand up on its own it you want to make it for a meal.
We also had duck (Kurt made it, so I have no idea what the technique was, other than that it involved oranges), stuffing, veggies, and biscuits.
It was very nice. Personally, I recommend having as many Thanksgivings as you can. Especially you Americans who have to wait until November to celebrate!