Thanksgiving Menu 2019

When I plan parties, especially big family dinners, I have a method. Step One: Focus Keeping the party focused helps to make everything flow most naturally. A central theme or specific inspiration helps with honing the focus in. For this year's meal, I was inspired by the multi-course Thanksgiving menu in the White House cookbook … Continue reading Thanksgiving Menu 2019

Advent 2017: Christmas: In the spirit of hope and a future

Merry Christmas from the Alsums. I'm going to keep this one as simple as I can. We spent Christmas eve with Daddy Alsum's family. He smoked a whole salmon which he then presented on crackers along with neufchâtel cheese. I'll be using our leftovers to make a smoked salmon chowder, so keep an eye out … Continue reading Advent 2017: Christmas: In the spirit of hope and a future