A modest Thanksgiving dinner

So what are y’all having for Thanksgiving dinner? I’m taking my cue from “Aunt Babette’s” Cook Book: Foreign and domestic receipts for the household, a Gilded Age Jewish-American cookbook. The key to Thanksgiving is, you want to enjoy yourself — it’s a feast, after all — but you don’t want to overdo it and have guests stuck in the doorway like Winnie-the-Pooh until St. Lucia’s Day, and besides, you still have Christmas to go into debt over. This seems about right:

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From Aunt Babette’s Cook Book (Cincinnati: Block Pub. and Print Co., 1889), p. 495.

Mmm, sweetbreads.

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