Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday

Why not?  It gives our daughter and family an uncontested opportunity to be with in-laws and turkey on Thursday, and with us and a vegan dinner on Friday.  Small family gathering, but one of Barbara’s best dinners ever, in my humble opinion.

There were five courses:

  • Beet – Celeriac Salad with Remoulade, Feta, Grapes and Niçoise Olives
  • Green Beans and Toasted Pecans, alongside Roasted Potato Stacks
  • Roasted Butternut Squash and Red Onion with a Pomegranate Balsamic Reduction Sauce
  • Baked Homemade Stuffing with a Killer Mushroom Gravy
  • Sweet Potato Spice Cake and a Dark Chocolate Cake

There were some good wines served, but for once I don’t remember the list.  I do have some photos of the fixings and the meal:

meal in process salad components dishing out salad

salads in a row seasoning potato stacks potato stacks fresh pepper

salad closeup

roasted vegs, stuffing and gravy - Instagram-2

It was all family — nine of us in total — and we had Chanukah, too, making it even more special, as Alan and Douglas light one of the menorahs:

Shamas and first candle

The diners arrived early in anticipation.

first diner is ready Dexter and his mom

Of course, no meal is complete without DESSERT:

two cakes dessert time

The delightful evening was made even more attractive with Sarah’s decorative touch:

flowers on windowsill

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2 Responses to Thanksgiving Dinner on Friday

  1. This is one of your most beautiful posts.

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