Yes, we began the day by dressing up Blackie and Nibbles for some Thanksgiving photos. They were very obliging.
This year we went to my mother’s for Thanksgiving. I am often the Thanksgiving hostess so it was quite a change to just be making a few things and having much of the day free. The mild weather meant the kids played outside and Paul continued to lumberjack-sawing and sorting and stacking and rolling logs and branches and such. We’ve got quite a firewood supply now. Here you can see the four different rows he’s got going
and this big front row is almost all from the tree that fell
I made three things for our Thanksgiving dinner: butternut squash, pumpkin pie bars, and a pecan pie
I thought they were all delicious. The squash I chopped up and tossed with olive oil, fresh thyme from outside, and two discs of sage pesto (which I made and froze this summer). Separately I chopped up and cooked some really good bacon. It was a great combo
As you can see, our table was not lacking:
We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, roasted vegetables, fennel & orange salad, green bean casserole, and rolls. The desserts were the pecan pie, pumpkin pie bars, and apple pie.
It was a delicious and wonderful holiday. I hope you all had a good holiday, too-enjoying friendship, love, and good food.