Sunday, June 5, 2016

Meal No. 1564: Thanksgiving on the Half-Year 2016

It has become a tradition of the Roediger House to host Thanksgiving on the Half-Year each Memorial Day, because having this grand holiday meal with a table full of friends ought not be limited to November and December, obviously. First observed in 2010, we hoped that this would be a gathering that could include those who might not be able to come on the Thanksgiving holiday because of family or travel and so on.

Thanksgiving on the Half-Year makes me very happy and grants the privilege yet again to have a fantastic meal with awesome people. Such was the case this past Monday night.

And there was even dessert: chocolate-coffee cheesecake with a mocha cream sauce. Three years ago, I used a "lightened" version of this recipe (which followed Meal No. 710), but I did not follow the lighter parts of it. It didn't turn out as well this go round, but people seemed to be able to choke it down, nonetheless.

"Oven-Roasted Turkey Breast," Betty Crocker: Holiday Entrées, Sides, Brunches, & More, November 2001, p. 22-23.

"Beef Tenderloin in Wine Sauce" (p. 296) and "Spicy Horseradish Sauce" (p. 295), from The All-New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook. Compiled and Edited by Julie Fisher Gunter. Oxmoor Press (2006).

"Layered Green Bean Casserole," from my sister Allison in Rossville, Indiana.

"Sweet Potato Casserole with Pecan Topping," from Southern Living Slow-Cooker Cookbook,  (Oxmoor House, 2006), p. 234-235.

"Cornbread Stuffing with Apples and Bacon," from David Venable. From "In The Kitchen with David," on

"Chocolate-Coffee Cheesecake with Mocha Sauce," by Sharon Collison of Newark, Delaware. Grand Prize Winner of the 2005 Southern Living Southern Desserts Cook-Off. Published January 2006.

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