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
Aubergine Caviar (and TJ’s Roasted Red Pepper Spread*) with Pita Chips*
Baked Brie with Honey
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
Lauren’s NPR Stuffed Pumpkins
Sourdough, Mushroom, & Artichoke Stuffing
Lawrence’s Clam Chowder
Seeded Whole Wheat Bread (Tartine recipe)
Maple Pecan Pie
Almond Pear Tart
Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Cinnamon Spice Ice Cream
We have so much to be thankful for.