Happy The Day After!
I hope everyone here in America enjoyed a happy, meaningful Thanksgiving Day in whatever way you chose to celebrate. I’m guessing there was probably some turkey and pumpkin pie involved. I don’t have too much to report here. All went well, and we were very thankful for all our blessings, especially having both our lads home with us for the holiday. As readers with older children will appreciate, this becomes increasingly harder to accomplish as the years fly by.
I managed a one-armed table set at the barn. The flowers and napkin folding were not quite up to snuff, but the overall effect was a success (even if I do say so myself! ;-)) I bought orchids, persimmons and longan berries at the Santa Barbara Farmer’s Market on Wednesday, and my sister picked some berries for me.
My older son and his girlfriend cooked the entire dinner over a two day period. It was absolutely fantastic. They even made home-made stock earlier just for the gravy.
Fresh brussels sprouts from the farmer’s market with lardon, simmered in butter & chicken stock.
Delicious ham and fresh green bean casserole.
Flowers & football. Story of my life 🙂
Maple pumpkin pie with chocolate crust (adapted from Bon Appetit magazine) with freshly whipped cream
and pecan perfection!
My son made these. From scratch. Home-made pastry.
MY SON .
Almost everything was perfect
Keeping two eyes and one arm on the final broiling of the whipped sweet potatoes with fresh ginger, coconut cream & marshmallows was my job.
Honestly. The lengths some people will go to to try and catch a glimpse of a fireman.
But never let it be said that I’m not a master re-cycler.
The entire charred top popped right off and the slightly smoky flavour remaining just took the edge off the sweetness.
Good as new!
CHEERS TO GOOD FOOD, GREAT FRIENDS AND DEAR FAMILY NEAR & FAR.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Chartreuse linen napkins from “Linen Me”, candlesticks Georg Jensen, sandalwood runner from ‘Botanik’, Summerland, dinner plates “Target” (!) ‘vintage goblets.