I’m a little late in writing, but we did travel over the river and through the woods to Lindsey and Chads for Thanksgiving. It was so good to see her baby belly. I just can’t wait to see this new grandchild of mine. Lindsey planned a beautiful dinner and made healthy versions of the traditional meal. It started with a farm fresh, range free, antibiotic free turkey. It was purchased through a farmers market and there was line for pick up. Linds is as a vegetarian, and scientist in the nutrition and reproduction field and it is very important to her that we all eat right. ( I am with her all the way… but some of that bad stuff sure tastes good.) She will enjoy a bit of turkey when it is raised in this manner. Here is a shot of the beautiful bird.
She buttered under the skin .
I love to cook in her kitchen. Newlyweds have such nice stuff. Today is our 38th wedding anniversary and I need new stuff!
She stuffed the bird with fresh parsley, onion, carrots, and fennel bulb. I will use the fennel from now on. It has such a fresh pop of flavor. The ever popular stuffing was made in the crock-pot.She made most of the items the day before and we just assembled. It did make for an easier Thanksgiving day. She made a green bean casserole from a healthy version of the usual. Chad even fried scallions to go on top with a light flour breading. They were wonderful and prettier than the ones in the can.
She made her fabulous mile high apple pie recipe and it was so good. It’s truly a picture. She made the crust up from scratch of course, the day before so assembly was all we had to do. I whipped up the pumpkin pie and she made fresh whip cream. As I write this I am even more amazed at what a wonderful spread she put on, and 6 months pregnant at that.
After the big meal, we enjoyed the Westminster Dog show … much to the guys dismay. Its a tradition for us dog lovers. Then we went to football for the rest of the day. Our other tradition is watching Planes, Trains and Automobiles. It’s such a funny movie. We got that in the late evening.
Chad felt in a festive mood while all this food was being made and decided to put up the outside lights.
The holiday season has started. Roger went to Home Depot and bought remote controls for turning the lights on and off from inside the house. They are so handy when the cold weather hits. Men love gadgets! We have them too of course. The rest of the time was setting up the village on her new TV cabinet and purchasing a grown up pre-lit Christmas tree. We found a tree at 50% off sale at Target. Its full and beautiful. Pics later.
We hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.