Now that the dust has settled and the soup is on the stove, I have a few moments to share some photos from the past couple days. Thanksgiving was spent rather spontaneously with our good friends Helen and Benoit and family as neither of our families had made a concrete plan as of Wednesday morning. So, while I was at the Greenmarket, I spoke to Helen and we decided to join forces and do it at our place in the city. The reason we were ambivalent in the first place is that the kids protested so much about going upstate and to be totally honest we were a little beat from work and somewhat incapable of making a decision. They wore us down. The city won and I have to say it was nice not to travel.
We had a lovely Thanksgiving despite our initial ambivalence. The day started at 2 and ended at midnight after a long meal, dessert and a walk to visit friends and more dessert and cheese and bubbly. All was perfectly as it should be, except for my insanity of trying to cook Thanksgiving and shoot at the same time.
Below are few highlights from dinner.
I am not posting any recipes here just yet. I will get on it soon.
It goes without saying that we all have a lot to be thankful for this year. I can not get my mind off all those that have lost homes or family. It will be important in the next few months to keep on with the volunteer work and donations to those in need.
Vermont Heritage Turkey with Wild Mushroom and Pecorino Stuffing
Cast iron Brussel Sprouts with Pan Fried Procuitto
Roasted Radishes with Juniper Sea Salt
Roasted Jerusalem Artichokes
Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Roasted Blue Pearl mushrooms with Olive Oil and Thyme
Butter Leaf Lettuces with a Concord Grape Shrub Vinagrette
Dragon Carrot Puree
Heirloom Cranberry with Maple And Shaved Ginger
Blushing Apple Pie
Objet for the table.
The cheese course.
For the Blushing Apple Pie.
Heirloom Cranberry With Maple And Ginger.
Cast iron Brussel sprouts with pancetta.
The bird. From Vermont's Tamarack Hollow Farm .
The bird. From Vermont's Tamarack Hollow Farm
What remains. But not for long.