Friday, November 27, 2015

the post-feast wrap-up

It was perfect, start to finish.  Everything came out as it should have and on time.  For all of this I am, yes, very thankful!

The table, set with my mother's wedding china

The bird.  Diestel raised this tender, tasty beauty!
Sides; potatoes, brussels sprouts, roasted veggies, gravy, cranberry relish

Roasted celery root, turnips, parsnips, garlic, shallots, beets, carrots
Mr. C's rum pumpkin pie

The ice bucket for the prosecco and the Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc
Emily, a bit out of focus (sorry, Em!)
Andrew, Alex, Mr. C

 Today is another absolutely gorgeous fall day; very cold (it was 30º last night).  But the sun is out, the sky is a beautiful clear blue, and the last of the colorful leaves are just about to let go for the season.  Here's what it looks like in out back yard.

The red trees are our neighbor's Crepe Myrtles.  Beneath them are the trumpet vines that have turned this bright chartreuse green that contrast with the dark green of the oleanders.  A beautiful palate. The guests have all gone up to the Haagen-Dazs Honey Bee Garden on the UCD campus.  Mr. C is puttering around in HIS kitchen, dealing with left overs that will be dinner later on.  Andrew returns one to SF on the the 7:25 train.  Alex and Em leave tomorrow afternoon. And then it will all be over for another year.  I must say that Thanksgiving 2015 was a very nice event.  So until next year . . .


Liz said...

A lovely report, Susan! What a wonderful feast! I have never seen a more perfectly roasted turkey-- leave it to Mr. C to work his culinary magic! Wow!

I forgot to mention how snazzy I think your Paris coat is-- wonderful that it is reversible. A very good purchase, though limited time to wear it before you head to Mexico! When do you leave?

mary ann said...

Beautiful thanksgiving and I too love the new coat!