Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Today I Wish I Had My Own Barista
But I will raise her one, because what I really want today is my own barista. He'd be a laid back surfer dude in flip flops and shorts, t-shirt optional. He wouldn't be a big conversationalist because I have work to do. His job would be to make me artistic coffee drinks like they have at Kean Coffee in Newport Beach, Martin Deidrich's little mini-coffee empire he created after Diedrich's and Gloria Jean's.
So why do I want my own barista? Well, today is a busy day since tomorrow is Thanksgiving. We will start our engines today, cooking and preparing ahead for a big feast tomorrow. I am missing a few ingredients which requires a drive to Mora. Gotta brine that turkey and where's that extra box of Kosher salt I thought I had? And how the hell did I forget onions?
So a cappuccino is in order for starters. Then an almond milk latte, and maybe some Mayan hot chocolate or an iced tea drink. I would share the surferdude barista with MBB since she is cooking, too.
Here's what's on the menu. I'm writing this to force myself to focus.
Celery and Carrots with Onion Dip
Green Salad (Starring a Survivor Lettuce from the Growing Dome)
Cider Brined and Glazed Turkey
James Earl Coots' Famous Mashed Potatoes
Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Sauteed Green Beans and Red Peppers with Pinenuts
New Mexican Apple Pie
Baked Pumpkin and Sour Cream Puddings
What's on your Thanksgiving menu?