It's December! The Christmas rush is on, but I want to share my Thanksgiving with you all, just a few pics.
It was a special day with friends and family, a get together at my friends' house. Everyone was happy and hungry, we waited all week for this.
My friend collects glass pumpkins too.
My friends did a lot---most--- of the cooking:
Delicious cheese and snack tray. I brought my cider bread.
And the makings for the cider cocktail I mentioned a few posts ago. It was a big hit,, everyone loved the idea and the drink was crisp and refreshing, if a bit too sweet. [not the best cider, too bad].
the beautiful Bird:
also mashed potatoes with crispy shallot rings; roasted tiny brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash. I made my stuffing, see previous post. And I always make the gravy--a must for any well-produced Thanksgiving feast, in my opinion. [I make The Best Gravy!]
Everyone contributed , with wine, cranberry sauce, a fun retro carrot-jello salad, stuffed mushrooms.
And I think everyone made or brought a dessert except me:
Vegan pumpkin Pie with cocnut milk whipped cream.
Oreo cheesecake, a recipe from my friend's days at The Four Seasons in the city.
After the meal my friend set out take out containers [Costco] and she had everyone fill the boxes with their personal choices of leftovers. Such a great idea---the doggy bag custom is alive and well here at the beach, I see.
Clean-up was hard, I do admit. Much as we love the food and family and friends, the clean up is probably why this happens only once a year. I ended up washing all the serving bowls and pots and pans, I can't--couldn't---leave my friends with a huge clean up job in the morning. Took me two days to recover, lol.
Now on to Christmas.
|file photo, not mine|
Today and tomorrow we're having a nor'easter, a wet coastal storm. It seems like it will just be rain, so far no wind or ice. Mo is horrified and will not go out.