Relief is probably the thought uppermost in most people’s minds–relief that this year is finally drawing to a close. Relief and hope that 2021 will be an improvement. Thanksgiving for our family is always an opportunity to remember our many blessings (and to eat lots of food). We feel fortunate that our extended families are healthy <knock on wood!> and that we are weathering the shocks cheerfully and with resilience (mostly).
Thanksgiving was a quiet one for us this year, but that did not mean the meal was going to suffer in any way. Here is our menu for the evening:
With a menu like that, prep sheets are necessary:
The meal turned out well. The smoked turkey looked especially beautiful this year:
The deep-fried turkey is generally the most popular to eat:
The velociraptor (aka the son) is always a fan of the gougères:
And the spread looked impressive, even for a small group.
No Thanksgiving is complete without dessert. We went with our traditional desserts this year. A chocolate-pumpkin cheesecake, representing the traditional pumpkin requirement:
An apple pie
And a blackberry pie (the blackberries are from Lewis County, Washington)
We hope your Thanksgiving was equally festive (in a pandemic, surreal kind of way). Happy Thanksgiving!