Thursday, November 22, 2007

A Nontraditional Thanksgiving

We don't celebrate Thanksgiving like most others do. A number of years ago, after a failed attempt to hold a traditional dinner at our house where all but 2 people cancelled the day of, we decided it was a waste to do all that cooking for just our small family. In addition to that, none of us care for turkey and we just don't have the money to attempt such an extravagant dinner. We now have the tradition of doing appetizers all day.

I started the day by making homemade french and brown bread.

The french bread was used for a goat cheese spread topped with sun dried tomatoes.

Lorna made homemade crescent rolls for the next 2 snacks. These are filled with cream cheese, dried onion, asiago, and bacon.

The last batch was filled with cream cheese, asiago, and roasted red peppers.

The only ingredient that we bought special for today was the cream cheese so the cost was really minimal. And just so you don't get the idea that we ate junk all day I should add that our lunch consisted of chicken salads.


Marie N. said...

I love that tradition! That is what we do for Christmas Eve dinner at our house -- no meal, just appetizers.

The crescent rolls look wonderful. Now my mouth is watering as I read here and I need to see what I can take from the refrigerator to snack on.

p.s. I think I like cold turkey slathered with mustard better than hot turkey with gravy or cranberries. It is funny how the leftovers can be better than the meal :-)

Karin said...

Hmmmm....this is food for thought indeed. I love this idea and your fare sounds a lot better for you anyway. Yum. I will have to look back here next month to think up some ideas. Glad you had fun.