Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving from us all to you!

We had our first Thanksgiving at home since Handsome Partner left us(last year it was too hard, and we went out to a restaurant and enjoyed it, no memories hanging about there) and now we can say we did it.  It was great, and Handsome Son and agreed that from now on we either celebrate at my house or go out, now that we have a choice.  Fine by me, and Christmas will be at a restaurant.

Despite the cut finger, amazing how often you need that exact digit to move things, open things, balance things on, etc. we did fine.  I appeared in usual holiday garb for the cook: 

best cashmere sweater, good pearls, apron! HS provided cheese and cracker hors d'oeuvres, here organizing them

while I fussed about with other food,
He brought the beverage and pie and cream, I provided all the bits in between -- turkey, farmshare squash, corn, broccoli, and, in the stuffing, farmshare red pepper dice, cranberry jelly, gravy, baked potatoes, roast potatoes. 
I managed to remember to serve everything I'd cooked, some of which appears here, a first for me.  Duncan was happy with his official little square of turkey,

Marigold maintained a calm indifference to the whole day, posing briefly

before retiring to her bathing,

and the Dollivers drew up to the candles in the fireplace, claiming they were exhausted after all that work.

A good day was had by all, as the parish bulletins used to say, among other hilarious comments.


  1. Just got home from our own 'away' dinner, and finally delved into your last week, from getting your car looked at to thanksgiving dinner.
    I loved the photos of getting the dinner, and of you and HS (now I know what you look like and how aptly HS is named); and oh the travails of smoke alarms and bandages--moments we all have, with everything toppling at once like slate tiles falling off the roof...
    I'm so glad you're out there...

  2. It was good to see you at your stove, all bedecked in pearls, as the stove is a place where we spend quite a bit of time.

    Looks like you and HS had a good visit, delicious meal, relaxed and content. All is well with Dollivers, too, I hope they helped with the clean up? J in Cowtown

  3. You're looking pretty darned good there Liz. As you say, "a good day had by all."

  4. Thanks for letting us join your party! I laughed when you said you actually remembered to serve everything you often I have forgotten something -usually a bit for salad that I'd specially prepared too!!


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