Friday, November 28, 2014

A Snowy, Snug Thanksgiving


We awoke to a couple of inches of snow but the roads were clear and our friends from Shelton Laurel and our nephew and great-nephew from Asheville were able to join in the feasting. Our older son and his wife had made the drive from Atlanta the day before so we were ten at table. Daughter-in-law Claui had to be at the Asheville VA hospital all day --- she is is the final semester of nursing school and has a number of hours to fulfill. (She joined us late in the afternoon to enjoy some of the great food .)


Some creative table arranging was called for . . .  everyone contributed to the meal and there was an embarrassment of riches.  There was room for the cranberry-apple compote, the cranberry gelatin salad with pecans and celery, the cranberry sauce, and the cranberry salsa, the green salad, the fennel salad, the rolls and butter -- but the rest of the food had to stay in the kitchen . . .

Turkey, of course, and dressing and gravy, winter squash gratin, thin-sliced Brussels sprouts, sauteed and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese and bacon, green beans with almond slivers . . .   


I forgot to get pictures of the nibbly befores: crackers and cheeses and spreads (chopped liver, smoked salmon, pumpkin hummus!) and Bloody Mary's . . .  and after all the sparkling wine, it's  no wonder I also forgot to take a picture of Aileen's delicious pumpkin/cranberry cake with maple icing . . . and her cinnamon ice cream. 

We had no more snow but what had fallen continued to decorate our view all day. 
Our house and our hearts were overflowing on this fine Thanksgiving Day


13 comments:

Brian Miller said...

it makes perfect trimming for the world eh? we had just enough to make the mountains glow..

and i was right on your table being the place to be...the thin sliced bacon brussel sprouts...do tell more...

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

You had a white Thanksgiving. Looks like you prepared a feast too. Your pumpkin hummus sounds fantastic.
Sam

Barbara Rogers said...

I'm amazed that you got any pics taken...I know you cooked a lot of that feast! So glad you had a good time with family and pretty outdoors too!

Carol Crump Bryner said...

It does look very cozy there, and if you get snowed in today, you will have enough leftovers to keep you happy for awhile!

jennyfreckles said...

It sounds (and looks) like heaven to me!

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful feast with friends and family. Topped off with a snow icing on the chilly day.

Star said...

Sounds like you had a glorious day Vicki. The snowy landscape looks wondrous too.

Ms. A said...

Did you have a fire in the fireplace, or did all that body heat and cooking keep the place toasty?

Looks like you had an amazing and gorgeous day!

Vicki Lane said...

We did have a fire, Ms. A -- and the kitchen was extra-toasty.

Bernie said...

Everything sounds delicious and looks lovely Vicki. We here in Canada had a huge snow storm, as did a lot of your States we are finally ploughed out today.
Big hugs my friend......

Thérèse said...

Sorry to be late, I can only wish you a Happy After Thanksgiving with the leftovers... as we do...

katy gilmore said...

I love the words snowy, snug - and it all sounds so lovely. Enjoy these after days, they are my favorites!

Jim Egerton said...

Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving. Looks wonderful