I’m a month late, since I never did post these.
Thanksgiving photos, and a very funny video:
The apple pie is finished. An all-butter crust. Cortland apples for the filling. A crumb topping. All backed in a paper sack.
I wrote my father last evening;
I will host nine+me for Thanksgiving dinner at 2 p.m. on Thursday. My friend Kevin and his roommate will be here, like last year. Two of last year’s students are dying to return. And I have five other Webster kids joining. Kevin is smoking the turkey tomorrow. He’s also making a corn dish of some sort, and the green bean casserole. I’ve finished a pecan pie. (I’ve finally learned how to make a crust! I suppose it’s never too late….) And I also made a cranberry-orange relish today. Tomorrow morning will be an apple pie after an early breakfast. After church, it’s cheese grits, sour cream yeast rolls, apple-sage dressing with bread I roughly cubed and toasted today, and gravy.
3 lbs of apples. 3 dishwasher loads. 9 kitchen towels. Multiple lbs of turkey. 1 turkey neck plus onion and celery and bay leaf, all boiled for stock for gravy. 3 lbs of new potatoes. Loads of green beans. And of course a batch of cheese grits.
And 7 happy voices around the table.
This was my Thanksgiving, as friends and a couple of students enjoyed a Thanksgiving feast & fellowship.