Pickled carrots and peppers, homemade by my dad.
A co-worker recommended this sparkling wine as a tasty value. Cristalino Brut Rose. Very tasty.
…the real deal…
Homegrown roasted beets.
Chard, pure and simple.
Whole wheat and homemade.
Green beans, steamed and topped with freshly shelled black walnuts.
Cranberry plum sauce. I made this one! I cut the sugar down. WAY down. It was nice and tart. Into a saucepan went about a fourth a cup of sugar, two tablespoons of lavender honey, the peel from one orange, two bags of fresh cranberries, 2 cups of water, cardamom, and garam masala. It all boiled away for about 10 minutes and that was that.
Wild salmon topped with grated ginger and preserved Meyer lemon.
This was actually post-meal snacking and no, that’s not me digging into meat, that’s my sister! (I KNOW I’m not actually a vegetarian but really, who says Pescatarian?)
I slowly worked my way through about 2/3rds of this plateful then covered it up and set it aside for later.
After eatin’, 5 of us headed out to tramp through the woods.
This year was my first Thanksgiving in West Virginia since 2000! It was a super lovely day filled with family, food, and activity. Tate and I did indeed go out for a run this morning, 35 minutes of heart pumping did the body good. (Good choice!) The dogs weren’t quite as vicious today, Tate claimed they could smell my fear yesterday. And I wore a bright red shirt to keep the hunters for mistaking me for a graceful doe. 😉 After the run I did 15 minutes of strength training and stretching. Lots of good choices.
I have been working on this post for hours! Internet can be sucky here in the mountain state. While the pictures load I have watched more than a few episodes of The Amazing Race with the fam and eaten the rest of my plate of food from “dinner”. Time to unplug.
Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!
Do you not use Windows Live Writer to blog offline!?
I REALLY thought your sister was YOU!
Girl, I have no idea what I am doing here! I’ll trade you food for a tutorial! 😉
How about some plums in the recipe. It sure was a great feast, thanks to many cooks, sous chefs and kitchen hands. Welcome back.
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