Thanksgiving is still a few days away, but we celebrated with an early turkey day dinner at the F&P. We were grocery shopping last week and thought that turkey sandwiches would be a great take-along lunch for our road trip south. But the smallest turkey was 12 lbs. which was more than we needed for sandwiches, so we bought it and then invited several friends to join us for dinner – they were happy to oblige, and we were glad they could join us, and now we can make those turkey sandwiches.
Grenville handled the turkey cooking duty. Doesn’t that skin look tempting? Yes, we sampled it too, unlike Ralphie Parker’s father in A Christmas Story . (Do yourself a favor and watch this classic film. The turkey scene alone is worth the viewing.)
My prep work was side dishes: stuffing, green bean casserole, and mashed sweet potatoes spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, orange juice and golden raisins.
The table was decked out in fall colors. This photo was taken before everyone sat down.
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful for our many blessings. We are especially thankful for good friends and are also thankful for and appreciate everyone who reads and/or comments on our blog.
Thanks Everyone – enjoy the holiday !