I am thankful last week is over! Actually, I am thankful for many things, but I made so many silly demands of myself last week, that I couldn't even think about being thankful until today. I learned a big lesson this holiday -- my friends and family love me even if my house isn't completely finished. Our guests didn't notice what was missing or what wasn't perfect. They were just happy to be here.
Baked Wisconsin Wild Rice (from the Odena Reservation -- a gift from Pete's parents)
Mashed Yukon Gold Potatoes with Truffles (my favorite dish of the day)
Cippolini Onions Roasted with Thyme and Sea Salt
Swiss Chard (home grown by Pete) with Tomatoes and White Beans
Cranberry Pecan Dressing
Roasted Butternut Squash
Sauteed Broccoli with Garlic
Sweet Potatoe Casserole
Sauteed Mix Greens
For dessert: 2 pumpkin pies, 2 apple pies, and vanilla ice cream
We were stuffed to the gills, but managed to play a spirited game of Trivial Pursuit with questions from 1984, the year I bought the game. The young'uns couldn't answer most of the very old school questions.
It was wonderful to be together with Pete's cousins again, although we missed Joe and Spencer, and Max and Ros and their families. We spent many summer weekends together at their parent's home in Southampton when we were younger. The day brought brought back fond memories for all of us.
Now I am off to make Turkey Soup, Turkey Enchiladas, and maybe Turkey Tetrazini.