Nov
21

Mid-Thanksgiving-week Morsels

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With Thanksgiving tomorrow (already?!), this week’s morsels include some Turkey Day tid-bits from a smattering of the SacFoodies and fellow FHers (those who are in the office today). . .   

Aside from spending time with friends and family tomorrow, what are you looking forward to most?

Ali: A morning bike ride around the Lodi vineyards before Bob and I put the turkey in the oven and begin preparing the big meal! 

Gayla: Shopping on Black Friday. It has become a tradition that my sister-in-law and I have done for 3 years now.We don’t get up too terribly early but do go to at least 3 different major shopping malls, then meet up with the more family in the evening for dinner and drinks. Most people think we are crazy for tackling the crowds but we have a great time.

Vanessa: My mother-in-law’s cranberry sauce made from scratch with a hint of orange zest! I put it on everything…well, except her deviled eggs — another holiday favorite that competes for a first place spot on the list every year. ;)

Jacqueline: Helping my parents put up their outdoor Christmas lights before eating dinner. It starts out as a project for my step-dad and I to work on together, but it always ends up being me laboring alone while he stands back to admire “our” work! I love it though because Christmas is my favorite time of year, so hanging the lights signifies the beginning of the holiday spirit. After hanging the lights we turn them on, open the front window blinds, and enjoy the twinkling icicles while we eat our yummy food!

Brittany: Eating Yorkshire Pudding. For me, it wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Yorkshire Pudding on the table. But, this year I’m especially looking forward to making my first Thanksgiving contribution – the Pumpkin Pie. Check back next week and I’ll let you know how it went!

Christine: Going for a pre-meal walk. My family always goes for a walk before the big meal, so I look forward to that because it makes me feel much less guilty when I indulge in all the great food later. Top on my list of indulgences is fried baby artichokes.

Kim: Sharing my nephew Jack’s first Thanksgiving with him. :)

Melinda: Making “modern” Mince Pie for the first time ever. It’s my husband Johnnie Beer‘s favorite and I really want it to be good. (Here’s the recipe.) I also picked up a Pumpkin Pie from the Real Pie Company so I know that will be delicious, but my Mince Pie needs to impress! I’m also excited because it’s the first time that Johnnie and I have hosted Thanksgiving… below is the menu I created for our meal.

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Kris: Kris is in the Big Apple this week, providing support for client the United States Potato Board, whose spokes-spud Healthy Mr. Potato Head is a featured balloon in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Me: Eating crescent dinner rolls. For some reason, I’ve become completely obsessed with crescent dinner rolls on Thanksgiving, probably because it’s the only day of the year that I have them. The simple, flakey, buttery dough out of a tubular cannister will always hold a special place in my heart, and a spot on my plate, on Turkey Day.

Check back next week, when we will update you on our Thanksgiving happenings.

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Article One-Year Anniversary Party – Eat, Drink and Dance in Style

This Saturday, Article salon, spa & boutique is celebrating its one-year anniversary and as usual, is doing it in good taste.  Festivities will start at 7:30 pm and will include a fashion show at 9:30 pm with hors d’oeuvres and small plates from Supper Club and Fran’s Café

And if you over-indulge in all the amazing food as I did last Boulevard Bash when I ate a plate of Kobe Sliders with Shaft Blue Cheese, Guajillo Maui Onion Jam, Blackened Tomato & Micro Arugala on Old Soul Mini Buns and Sushi (I know, what a combo!) you can burn off the remorse by dancing to music from DJ Riggatony. Below is a picture of my friends Talia, Julia and me, at the Boulevard Bash in September. . .

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In proper PR style, see below for all the info!

WHAT:  
Article One-Year Anniversary Party / Boulevard Bash

WHEN: 
Saturday, November 24
Doors open at 7:30 pm
Fashion show starts at 9:30 pm

WHO:  
Article salon, spa & boutique
Supper Club
Fran’s Cafe

WHERE:  
1616 Del Paso Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95815

COST: Cover is $5 and the event is open to those 21 years and older. 

For more information, call (916) 921-7400

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  • Melinda | Nov 21, 2007 at 2:27 pm

    Oh my gosh, all of the kids love the crescent dinner rolls, too, and I’m a bit nervous because I’m making popovers instead. I got the recipe from Kris — so yummy and topped with Gruyere…. mmmm cheesy balls of goodness…. I’m also looking forward to cheering on the participants of ‘Run to Feed the Hungry’ race — our own Maria will be running, but I’ll be drinking bloody mary’s at Club2Me!