We are pleased to report that our Thanksgiving feast 2010 was a rousing success.  There were ‘just’ nine of us this year, and we managed to squeeze everyone into our small space comfortably.   Thanks to Mom and Dad for providing the table and chairs, tablecloths, and the honey ham.  Thanks to Lauren for working some napkin magic, making the amazing pumpkins, and coming all the way out to spend Thanksgiving with us.  Thanks to Lawrence for his clam chowder (sorry it didn’t make it out to the table!).  Thanks to Bob for providing the wine.  Thanks also go out to Adam and Alexis and Alexis’s dad, for the gorgeous pie plates and the recipe book from whence the pear tart came.

We made nearly the whole meal from scratch!  Most items were also locally sourced from our farmers market(s).
Thanksgiving Feast 2010

(* indicates the items not hand made)


French Bread with Olive Oil* and Dukkah

Spiced Almonds

Aubergine Caviar (and TJ’s Roasted Red Pepper Spread*) with Pita Chips*

Baked Brie with Honey

Amuse Bouche:

Creamy Parsnip Soup with Garlic Crostini


20 lb Diestel Farms Roasted Turkey  with Turkey Gravy

Honey Ham* (thanks Mom & Dad!)


Mixed Baby Greens with Prosciutto and Asian Pears

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Blue Lake Green Beans with Almonds and Prosciutto

Sweet Potato & Yam Galette

Braised Fennel

Lauren’s NPR Stuffed Pumpkins

Sourdough, Mushroom, & Artichoke Stuffing

Lawrence’s Clam Chowder

Cranberry Relish


Seeded Whole Wheat Bread (Tartine recipe)


Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pecan Pie

Almond Pear Tart

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

Cinnamon Spice Ice Cream

We have so much to be thankful for.


~ by ... on 28 November 2010.

One Response to “Feasted”

  1. Man I am late to the party on this one…but I am so glad that you are getting us out of the pottery and the cookbook!

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