Friday, November 25, 2011

Doubled by Wonder

 Happy Thanksgiving! 
 Great Grama Virgie's Apple Pie
 Mama's Southern Pecan Pie
 Our traditional Wassail season begins
 A first.  Purple potatoes from the summer garden produce lavender mashed potatoes!  They were delicious, but you had to get past the color!
 Roasted to perfection turkey! 
 Small crowd this year, but it was sweet to share this day with friends.  The Wests and the Merwins totally made our holiday.
Our feast consisted of Garlic-Tarragon Infused Turkey, a Quinoa Cornbread Stuffing with Toasted Pecans, Croissants,  Fortified Tawny Port Raspberry Reduction, Antipasti, Green Bean Feta Salad, Pear Roquefort Salad, 20 Fruit Salad, Purple Mashed potatoes with rosemary and leeks, gravy, Asparagus, And serving Dr. Loosen Eroica Riesling, Champagne, Alsatian Pinot Gris and sparkling cider for the kiddos.  Oh & sweet potatoes.
  Apple Pie, Southern Pecan Pie, and Pumpkin Pie.  
Wassail and coffee and whipped cream for the pie.
Thoroughly stuffed, we vegged until 7 when we headed around the corner to the Merwins' to play games and hang out.  The girls beat the guys (soundly) at Taboo while we drank French Press and Wassail until 10PM. 
I was so ready to crawl between the flannel sheets and dream deeply!
Hope you and your Loves had a blessed day of reflecting on His goodness and reveling in it!

 'I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.' - G.K. Chesterton

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Oh, it sounds absolutely marvelous! I love your photo montages... how perfectly you've grouped everything! The purple mashed potatoes had to be a fabulous conversation starter... love it. Happy happy holidays and much gratitude that you and I found each other!