MAMMAKAZES! Tomorrow is “T” Day. The day all the work and prep and stress will climax in a thirty minute orgy of gulttony. Sounds good to me! Can’t wait!
Know what else I can’t wait for? Spending time with family and friends. That’s the part I enjoy the most. Cooking. Not so much. I pretty much suck at it. And I feel guilty that I can’t provide my guests with a sumptuous, homecooked extravaganza. Therefore, I will provide them with a sumptuous, store bought one.
Oh come on. A perfectly fine turkey can be purchased at a deli. And Trader Joe’s makes fabulous appetizers. Besides, I will be making the stuffing and the sweet potatoes from scratch. And the bread, well, maybe it’s not from scratch but it IS one of those partially baked loaves that I have to pop in the oven. Do you know the impeccable timing that takes? I get some points for that.
Know what I get a LOT of points for? The following Thanksgiving themed cocktail. Oh yeah. It’s a Pumpkin Pie cocktail! What could be better? Nothing I say. Nothing! So ENJOY. And don’t overdo. Or do. What do I care? They’re not my thighs!
PUMPKIN PIE COCKTAIL
2 parts Absolut Vanilla vodka
1 part pumpkin schnapps
Splash of cream (or substitute a splash of orange juice)
Prep: Shake all the ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice and strain into a martini glass. Garnish with nutmeg and cherry. Makes one serving.
Kenneth McClure of The Carnegie Club, The Campbell Apartment, The World Bar, and The Patio
HAPPY THANKSGIVING ALL!
And remember. Don’t feel guilt and drive.