A Writer at Home: Stuffing and Other Things
The cooking was under control and suddenly I had nothing pressing to do. I made tea and relaxed.
That was yesterday, Thanksgiving Day, not a day known for several relaxing moments alone in the kitchen. But I found myself with several, and I enjoyed them. It felt wonderful.
Our dinner for four was simple: mushroom-leek soup, turkey, pan gravy, shredded brussels sprouts sauteed with bacon, stuffing. No potatoes, orange or white; no out-of-season green beans, en casserole or au naturel. We gave thanks – for family, for our dog, for being ourselves, for making it through the year. I hope you had as nice a day.
Here’s a glimpse into the holiday here, through photos.
The dark meat plate
The white meat plate
The stuffing (Find my version of Ana Sortun’s Leek-Pecan-Bread stuffing recipe in the archives, here.)
The individual gravy boats, empty and waiting to be cleared
The pumpkin pie
The pecan (which became fleur de sel caramel-pecan with chocolate ganache)
©2010 Jane A. Ward