Now for the post-Thanksgiving round-up:
Miss Lemon Melang and Johnnycake Grits were kind enough to host a Thanksgiving feast for some of us lucky locals in NY this year. There was food galore...as far as the eye could see. There were great people in attendance, including DOTMC's Dawn and Punch Down, and a ridiculously cute cat named Zidane, who I may or may not have planned to kidnap by the end of the evening. Luckily for the loft's tenants, my husbands over-indulgences with booze from the night before finally caught up with him, and so our suddenly hastened exit thwarted any of my catnapping (as in stealing, not sleeping) plans. I mean, wtf, dude? The ONE time alcohol affects my British (read: HIGH TOLERANCE LEVEL) husband!
But I digress...
Lemon Melang and Dawn, in a heartwarming display of racial tolerance and the unifying qualities of good food, dressed as a Native American goddess and pilgrim, respectively:
After the food was assembled and prepared, Melang and Grits prepared us for our meal with a prayer verse from the holy book of Roky Ericson:
Then we dug in!
My contribution to the vegetarian dinner was my mom's killer yam + marshmallow bake. But because I'm a generally ignorant meat-eater, I failed to recognize that my old-school marshmallows were not of the veg-friendly persuasion. I always thought it was just a gross rumor that the gelatin used to make them were made from sundry meat/bone parts. Duh, duh, duh. Ah well, for those of us who still didn't mind, it tasted pretty good. Here's a pic of my offending fluff:
That said, can anyone recommend a place to get non-sketchy/veg marshmallows so I don't mortify myself at a dinner party again?