Monday, October 11, 2010

Thanksgiving thoughts

Thanks to all who sent me Thanksgiving wishes for this weekend.  Sunday was a lovely sunny day, despite predictions for rain.  The free range turkey that I prepared with a dry salt rub was an absolute success. I followed this Martha Stewart recipe and it turned out tasty and moist.  The stuffing included these herbs from my garden (oregano, rosemary, sage and taragon).

I think it may have been the best turkey I've ever made.

We spent a couple of days ahead of time preparing so that everything was ready when the guests arrived, so we even had time to take the dogs for a hike through the fields and woods.  Here are two sweet roadside flowers that smiled on us as we walked.

I am so thankful that I have eyes to see these beauties hiding in the grass.

By way of an update on the washer/dryer situation, we didn't need to pay to have them recycled. We ended up finding a young family that was  very grateful to recieve the appliances for free and who came and took them away. 

I hope that your 10-10-10 day and/or your Thanksgiving weekend was as good as ours.


  1. It sounds like you had a lovely day and weekend.

    Did you take pictures of the Turkey ?
    After being around Japanese Son and in all my trips to Japan ... They all love taking pictures of the food they eat. One friend has a blog that only has food posted on it...
    Japanese son likes to torment me with the photos of dishes I love. So I have started to post food that he loves from Tucson that he can't find in Japan !

    Happy Fall !
    cheers, parsnip

  2. Hi Parsnip, I didn't take a picture of the turkey. Too much happening in the kitchen. I should have though as it was picture perfect--for about 10 seconds. Cute idea to send photos of food to your son.

  3. Feast and flowers - your weekend sounds perfect!


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