28 November, 2008

HAPPY THANKSGIVING


this was an unusual thanksgiving for us this year. we didn't host a big dinner as we have in years past. and we didnt make the trip to georgia to share the holiday with our extended family. no, this year we stayed here in greenville...

our youngest son has recently gotten a job; and had to work. so since he couldn't travel--we didn't either.

for our mid-day meal, we went to saffron indian restaurant and ate from the buffet.

as always, it was wonderful!

then we took the barbarian to work.

and then, we headed home to prepare the actual thanksgiving meal.


i did a roasted turkey stuffed with oranges, onions and sage. (i always cook it in a reynolds oven bag),

dressing made with homemade cornbread, sage sausage, portobello mushrooms, artichokes, capers and kalamatta olives,

roasted sweet potatoes with marshmallows, homemade cranberry sauce, tomato salad, green peas, mandarin orange cottage cheese salad, pumpkin pies,

and a little cakey-thing/quick bread with cinnamon and dark chocolate chips.


we ended up eating at around 9 pm... and my sister and nephew stopped by as they came back into town (bringing a load of leftovers from georgia!)...

we ate dinner and watched "it's a wonderful life" --- i love to start the season and end the season with this classic movie... it always makes me reflect on just how wonderful my life is.

it is so easy to get bogged down in negativity... but when you really stop and evaluate, i am sure that you, like me... have a lot to be thankful for... take a few minutes and reflect...

happy thanksgiving...

1 comment:

sweet baby said...

BEST Thanksgiving meal ever. The turkey seasonings really came thru every bite without over powering the turkey taste. and so tender with a very nice crispy skin. The dressing was the best ever. Perfect all 5 times I refilled...and reheated once today. Orange cottage cheese salad.. Never had anything like it, so light and full of flavor. FRESH. Very unique sweet potatoes...Never had them like this before... But would like them again..AND I GOT PUMPKIN PIE TOO....Great as always. Should this meal be a once a month routine.....OH YES