Thursday, November 28, 2013

Gobble Gobble

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! Hoping you are all expecting a wonderful day with family and friends, enjoying great food and all in all having a fabulous day!

We are just waking up after partying at friends last night. Our Thanksgiving will be at our daughter-in-law and sons place on the river, along with a lot of friends as well. Last count, there are at least 18 of us. It will definitely be a Norman Rockwell kind of day with a house full of grownups, children and everyone's dogs. I already packed up a fresh bag of liver treats for our furry friends and relations so everyone will all be enjoying abundance on this day of Thanksgiving.

Yesterday I spent a lot of time on food prep. I made two different cranberry sauces just for comparison (the one with the apples was the winner hands down!), and a big batch of cole slaw.  After early grocery shopping, dealing with a frozen USB cable in the new car and cooking, there was no time for the studio. I did get a bit of studio time the day before; but instead of slipping pots I had to switch gears and make handles for the slab pieces that I'll be using to impress small plates and trays. The slabs were pretty far along in the leather hard stage, so the other pots had to wait.

After breakfast I'll get the baguettes for the pate finished baking and get those cut and buttered and ready to toast before we leave this afternoon, and then I'll see about getting some studio time. Our Thanksgiving dinner is going to be a mid afternoon affair so I won't have much studio time, but should be able to get a couple of hours in there.

Our son Sean will be deep frying a couple of turkeys today and our daughter-in-law will be doing the veggies.  I'm bringing my pate to add to the appetizers. Nicole, will have a lot of other good appetizers waiting for everyone. She is an amazing cook, great mom and wife - everything you could ask for and more in a daughter-in-law. 

In a world that seems to be mad at times, I'm thankful that we have a special day to remember and to be grateful for the good and positive things and wonderful people in our lives. 


  1. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family.....and Happy New Car!

  2. Happy Thanksgiving June, your day sounds just perfect!

  3. Thanks Tracey. Your day with the goats was my idea of heaven too!