Like many Americans who live abroad, we are usually not able to celebrate Thanksgiving Day on the fourth Thursday of November as Abraham Lincoln would have it. With school and work, it is hard to find the time, and here in LaMancha it is often hard to find a turkey!
This year, we celebrated Thanksgiving quite late - yesterday, to be exact. Turkey with all it's trimmings - everything homemade and nothing out of a can, box or bag. Here, there's no corner supermarket to pick up cranberry sauce or pre-packaged stuffing mix, and I envision it as a meal that would be very similar to that of our forefathers (and mothers!). Heck, I even had to "hunt down" the bird!
My husband had knee surgery a few days ago, so this year's meal was quite informal (I figured that crutches and fine china were not a good mix). For the centerpiece, I threw yet more roses into yet another old coffee pot, along with the ivy from the vase of 2 weeks ago. It would seem that my vases are stuck in a rut.
In the kitchen, with apple pie and pumpkin bread
Abraham Darby gets darker and more orangey in the fall.
The Shepherdess may look delicate, but she's one tough cookie!
Hope you also enjoyed a Happy Thanksgiving!
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