No Internet. No cell phones. Mountains, trees, and farms. The smells of fall. The beauty of nature. Really delicious food. Family. Fun. Card games. Hugs. Smiles. Laughter. That was my Thanksgiving, and it lasted four days.
I’m back now, and just wanted to say hello. I don’t have a recipe for you, but I will soon. I wish I had food pictures for you, but unfortunately my camera battery was low and I saved it for pictures of people.
My brother loves to cook. It’s a hobby for him, so he is happy to do most of the cooking when we get together and give us wives a break. I couldn’t keep myself out of the kitchen completely, though. My brother does a great job of meeting various dietary needs of the family. Most of what he cooked was gluten free. The little bit that wasn’t, I didn’t miss. Here is a list of some of the things we ate over our four days together:
- oyster stew
- fried oysters (not gf)
- potato chowder
- roast turkey breast
- mashed potatoes w/gravy
- autumn casserole (the one I told you about last week)
- green beans cooked w/ham
- rice pilaf w/raisins & pine nuts
- mahi mahi stuffed with crab imperial (wonderful!)
- butternut squash soup
- apple pie (not gf)
- pumpkin pie (gf)
- hash browns
- fried apples & onions
Oh, it was all so good. And I didn’t get sick!!! Best of all though, was the time we had together as family.
I am thankful for my family, and I’m thankful for my cyber friends. Whether rowdy and fun or quiet and peaceful, I hope you had an enjoyable holiday also.