We only had two days all together but we enjoyed it and made the most of it.
The photo above was taken after our church service Thanksgiving morning. In the rest, you can see our food, including Spiced Pumpkin Donuts for breakfast (with the addition of a maple glaze), our meal of Swordfish with Herbed Lemon Pepper Butter, Caramelized Butternut Squash, Clove Infused Red Cabbage with Apples, along with buttermilk biscuits highlighting my husband’s awesome homegrown and homemade raspberry jam. For dessert we had cranberry macarons made by our youngest. (My husband and older daughter also had chicken pot pie.) It was fairly straight forward fare for us, enjoyed with a nice table setting and Martinelli’s sparkling cider. At dinner time we enjoyed a bowl of Sweet Corn Chowder made in August during prime fresh corn season, and frozen especially for the occasion.
In the afternoon, between meals, we all went on a walk together. Already our oldest is back in California, and our youngest goes back tomorrow. These times are fleeting but so precious, and it looks unlikely we’ll be together for Christmas. We kept things simple since all of us were working around the edges, but we still felt the blessing of the time together.
I hope you too had (or soon will have!) some time with your dearest ones. Sending virtual hugs from our home to yours!