bits + pieces of our thanksgiving.
1. my beautiful sous chef and cousin who flew in from chicago.
2. hors d'oeuvres: homemade artichoke dip and sour dough bread, a cheese plate with fig jam, crisp crackers and castelvetrano green olives and homemade mushroom pâté.
3. a handful of guests and a busy kitchen.
4. on our table: a roasted turkey and a second fried turkey. fresh green beans with a balsamic onion marmalade. hatch chili and roasted corn bread. roasted root vegetables with caper berries, homemade macaroni and cheese, cornbread stuffing with sausage and cranberries. yams, grilled corn and a winter salad with roasted butternut squash and gorgonzola crumbles. dijon au gratin potatoes, mashed potatoes and gravy. cranberry-orange sauce and last but not least, pumpkin pie and a rosemary, bourbon, sweet potato pie.
5. a little bit closer.
we hosted thirteen people at our home this year. old friends, new friends, my cousin and a last minute surprise guest. my father drove down after finishing a job the night before in illinois and made it just in time for dinner. my first thanksgiving spent with my dad since i was two years old and by far one of the best and most special. i couldn't be more thankful.