Turkey and fixings filled high on the platter –
Recettes sauvages that will not make us fatter!
Great food and kind spirits (guests will not rebel),
All feeling comfy and cozy and swell,
Hours of laughter and hearty good times,
Veggies and bird, and bien sûr – silly rhymes.
These days I care less about rules and convention –
That, may I heretofore wickedly mention
General attitude toward all things wacky?
I say rejoice even in ticky tacky!
Therefore the morrow’s fine menu is quirky,
Albeit featuring organic turkey.
Must I now specify there will be shoes?
Knowing my habits, is that in fact news?
Likely quick changes throughout the long meal
Slingbacks to peep-toes to boots with high heel.
Surely fave pumps will make an appearance
(Natch I bought ALL on very deep clearance!)
Planning’s in process, there’s certainly red,
Footwear and apron – let it be said.
Now what might I make that would justify leopard?
Side of meat pie we might call “A La Shepherd?”
Food-wise I’ll tell you what’s now in the plans –
(Anything burns? Deemed “also rans.”)
Semi-French flavors appear with new twists,
Varying recipes always uplifts.
Perhaps a Québecois menu’s in store
(Well, not exactly; Poutine? There’s the door!)
First to the table, healthy and creamy,
Tenderly spiced and totally dreamy,
Onion soup next will be served with the starters
(Suede boots to match, but no nifty garters) –
Spinach with garlic sauteed to perfection
Seasoned and reasoned, a fine vedge selection!
Apples and grapes and nuts, natch, in the stuffing
Purple or taupe peep-toe pumps? (I’m not bluffing!)
Must not forget rosemary and thyme,
Simon and Garfunkel Turkey Sublime!
Yes pommes de terres – red and delish,
And glorious yams, baked in a dish…
Fall Harvest Salad to go with the bird,
Hold the blue cheese? Yes, I say “word.”
As for the prep, shopping’s thankfully done,
Mostly it’s chopping and timing and fun!
Footwear to dice in? Sparkly abounds!
Complaints while I’m cooking? Tap-tapping sounds?
Nix on complaining; I love social cooking,
Especially when chausssures are so sexy looking,
And sorties enfins – at last an occasion
To wear my cute shoes is pure recreation!
Truth is I’m sharing cook duties this year,
My role is assisting; the Chef made that clear.
There will be sweet pumpkin pie for dessert;
Fruit as accompaniment makes me feel pert!
Naturellement, espresso is served,
(If only those evening shoes might be deserved!) –
No doubt by nightfall the heels will be scattered,
The Chef will be smiling, proudly and flattered,
Guests will be sated (me too, I am guessing) –
Once done for the night, no more tootsie dressing.
Footwear aside, for what am I grateful?
More than the food (too many a plateful);
So breakfast next morning. Muffins and jam?
Or would you prefer to eat green eggs and ham?
I will take pics and perhaps will retell –
Might you share your Thursday tricks here as well?
Click shoe images to access originals at Bloomingdales and Nordstrom.
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