Thanksgiving in the US has past, and many are still savoring “leftovers” from huge family dinners. I never really liked the term “leftover” as it carries a negative connotation, as if the food has lost some value somehow. I like to use the term “makeover”, implying that yesterday‘s fabulous meal will taste even better today with a few touches, and more love added in. I often find that many dishes take on new lives when enjoyed the second time around. Today‘s dish is a prime example. Colcannon (a mashed mixture of potatoes and cabbage) is sinfully delightful when made into Colcannon cakes. This is definitely a Lord D favorite.
Lovely Left Overs: Downton Abbey Revisited
American Downton Abbey fans know that Downton returns for its third season on PBS in less than seven weeks. In the spirit of the Thanksgiving “makeover” weekend, PBS offered “Downton Abbey Revisited”, a recap of the first two seasons and a few hints at Season 3. It has been awhile since Downton has been on air so it is a great treat to see the characters again, recap some of our favorite Dowager moments, touching scenes of love found and lost and found again. Not exactly sure why Angela Lansbury was asked to host, but any fan of Downton is a friend of mine.
The show was broadcast through the national PBS feed and your local affiliate might not have broadcast it last night, but perhaps will do so in the coming weeks. I imagine that PBS will also post it for viewing at PBS.com.