A Simple Thanks-Giving
“It is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.” – Laura Ingalls Wilder
The linens are pressed, the serveware is labeled, the turkey is brining, the natural table decorations are blooming, the flutes and candles are ready for filling and lighting — though small-scale, we still do our Thanksgiving up in a most proper and celebratory fashion.
ON OUR SUPPER TABLE
+ roasted purple sweet potato wedges with sage and pomegranate arils
+ charred harissa and garlic Brussels sprouts
+ cranberry shallot rosemary relish
+ wood-smoked cider and wild ale brined turkey legs
+ onion mustard seed sauce
+ five-spice pumpkin pots de crème
+ and tall, slender glasses of dry Spanish Cava
This feast-for-two + our holiday rituals serve as moral support, helping temper some of the sting of being so far removed from our Wisconsin home and family on the holidays. We’re grateful for these ‘simple things of life,’ and that we’ll see many of our loved ones in a few short weeks.
I’ll raise a glass to that, and to each of you! Sending wishes to all for a Thanksgiving holiday full of warmth, loving kindness, good cheer, wellness, and peace.
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TACKLING LEFTOVER MOUNTAIN
+ blitz leftover cooked carrots into Creamy Carrot Lentil Soup
+ if you somehow have an unfinished bottle of bubbles — mix up Thyme Ginger Cava Cocktails
+ bake a batch of Pumpkin Granola with pureed pumpkin or even sweet potato to gift departing houseguests
+ toss roasted wedges of squash or sweet potato with greens, apple + feta for a light salad meal
+ and extra fresh cranberries can become Cranberry Meringue Tart!
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