But part of my permagrin has to do with the fact that in 48 hours, I'll be watching A Year in the Life on Netflix—which is what prompted the weekly Gilmore Girls coffee klatch in the first place! The past two months have just flown by. Since I'm not choosing random episodes to cook from and discuss, what better theme for the day than Thanksgiving?
There are two Gilmore Girls episodes that I think classify as Thanksgiving episodes, one from season 3 and one from season 6.
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So, I'll start with what might be a dream Thanksgiving for me—four separate Thanksgiving feasts to attend. Yes, please! Like Lorelai and her response to Rory when she questions how they are going to eat four Thanksgiving dinners, I would put on my big girl pants (like, literally, because the more room the better) and a smile and start my day.
S3:E9 "A Deep-Fried Korean Thanksgiving"Thanksgiving at the Kim's
Thanksgiving with Sookie and Jackson
Pancetta Chestnut Stuffing
Deep-Fried Everything Else (cake, butter, vegetables, etc)
Margaritas and MGD
Thanksgiving at Luke's
Peas & Carrots
Yams (w/ Marshmallows)
Thanksgiving with Emily and Richard
Salad: Endive, Red Wine Poached Pears
Turkey (ceremonial slice...)
S6:E10 "He's Slippin' 'Em Bread...Dig?"
- Gypsy is a Rolo whore
- Sookie: Veal and Ham Pate and tons of beautiful food all over the kitchen at the Dragonfly waiting to be prepared
- Liz trying to make rolls for the first time - from a tube. Which lead to blackened, exploding rolls.
- Crazy, messy, "Motley Crue was here" kitchen with every Thanksgiving-associated food strewn everywhere (Liz in Luke's apartment).
- Gorgeous spread with everybody at the table, but why in the holy heck are both Luke and Sookie trying to cut the turkey across the breast bone. Huh!?
So, I decided to pull a fun part from both of the Thanksgiving episodes...something that is an essential part of any Thanksgiving spread—the ROLLS! I mentioned Liz's failed rolls above, but I didn't mention that in the first Thanksgiving episode. Although Lorelai and Rory attended 4 Thanksgiving feasts, they only wound up eating at the first 3 since there was a blow-up at the Gilmore's (surprise, surprise).
They stopped at Luke's on their way home at the end of the night, and lamented saving room by cutting back on the rolls. Fortunately Luke had a few left and somewhat incredulously relinquished them to the girls.
Always make extra rolls. That's a given in my family, as well. I hope you'll pop by and check out Chef Sarah Elizabeth's delicious interpretation of Muffin Bottom Pie 2 Ways. Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving. See you next week to talk about A YEAR IN THE LIFE (squeeeeeeee!)!