Our Thanksgiving Dinner

Vic and I spent Thanksgiving with our son Scott and daughter-in-law Nicole and their three preschoolers. Nicole’s Mom was there as well, so we had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday.

Scott and Nicole made some awesome appetizers.

Proscuitto-wrapped, roasted asparagus was my favorite.

Our family tradition is to serve the turkey pre-carved and garnished with herbs. We don't carve it at the table.

The only things from my garden this year were the bell peppers in the salad, and the apple pie for dessert.See a previous post for the recipe for the cranberry applesauce.

We also had a cornbread and sausage stuffing, green beans with shallots, maple-glazed carrots, rolls, and cranberry sauce in addition to my cranberry applesauce.

Nicole made a fabulous bourbon-caramel sauce and vanilla whipped cream to go with the homemade apple and pumpkin pies.

The next photo would have shown us all sleeping, if there had been anyone awake to snap the pic. What a fabulous meal. What a great family.

About Lou Murray, Ph.D.

I'm a professional writer/photographer, avid gardener, and active environmentalist living in southern California. I am retired from writing a weekly newspaper column on environmental topics in the Huntington Beach Independent, but I am still teaching at the Orange County Conservation Corps. This blog chronicles my efforts to live a green life growing as much food as possible for my husband and myself on a 4,500 sq ft yard that is covered mainly by house, garage, driveway, and sidewalks.
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8 Responses to Our Thanksgiving Dinner

  1. Nicole Murray says:

    It was a great Thanksgiving. Thanks Lou for your delicious fresh from the garden salad and yummy pies!

    • Hi Nicole, my pleasure. I forgot to mention the mashed potatoes and gravy on my post. Everything was wonderful, looked beautiful, and tasted fabulous. Good luck Sunday on your half-marathon.

  2. Thomas says:

    Everything looks amazing! I hope you enjoyed it!

  3. Hi Thomas. You bet we enjoyed it. Scott and Nicole are both wonderful cooks. We’re lucky to have such a nice son and daughter-in-law.

  4. Dan says:

    The pie w/ the sauce & cream sounds divine! I made a caramel pumpkin pie last year from a gourmet mag recipe, it was really good as well: http://veggiegardenblog.blogspot.com/2009/03/harvest-recipe-post.html

  5. vrtlaricaana says:

    Those roasted asparagus would be my favorite too! Everything looks so tasteful, and I’m sure it was!

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