Thanksgiving Day

I hope all of you had a lovely Thanksgiving Day! There is SO much to be thankful for this year…and always! We began our day by going to Thanksgiving worship service. Then…let the feasting begin!

Colette did most of the turkey basting this year. We purchased an all-natural turkey from that nice new grocery store I told you about. Our experience with all-natural birds is that they tend to be a bit drier than the conventional kind. So I made a compound butter by mixing chopped parsley, rosemary, and thyme, crushed fennel seeds, and some salt with the butter. Then I smeared that between the skin and the breast of the turkey. And we stuffed the cavity with more of the herbs. It did turn out pretty moist, and very freshly flavorful!

Our sweet doggies, for whom we are very grateful. They never strayed too far from the kitchen all day. Hmm…wonder why?

The Thanksgiving table set with our new table runner and my grandmother’s early American-patterned dishes.

I took some time in the midst of cooking to play a few rounds of Jenga with Max.

 My sweet family! So thankful for them!

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