I want to personally thank each of you for being a part of OUR COMMUNITY and for sharing your lives with us. It's our honor and privilege to be your farmers and most importantly, your friends.
What am I grateful for? Connections. Happy Thanksgiving, my friends.
Thanksgiving Dinner menu 2021
Baked ziti (Paul)
turkey and gravy, stuffing (Doris),
homemade rolls (Thomas),
mashed potatoes, roasted brussels sprouts with shallots, dried cherries and hazelnuts, buttered carrots, homegrown corn (Sonny froze it), IP beets, butterbaby squash with sage and brown butter, two kinds of cranberry sauce (thank you, Miller family) plus pumpkin pie (ambercup squash), apple tart, apple crumb pie, cheesecake-pumpkin pie (GF crust), ice cream, coffee
I'm deeply indebted to and grateful for the assistance of my best helper, Thomas. Over the course of several days, he and I spent hours making pie crusts, filings, baking, assembling all the sides and making rolls from scratch.
Paul not only made a fantastic sauce loaded with meatballs and sausage and pork to turn into a kick-ass baked ziti, HE WASHED ALL THE DISHES, TOO! Thank you, sweetheart - I couldn't have done it without you.
Doris, as always, makes the turkey and stuffing at her house and then brings it to mine for dinner. Sonny's contribution was basically growing about 80% of the food that we set upon the table.
Aunt Helen brought her special friend Johnnie Walker so that was fun. She is also the main contributor of pretty dishes and glassware in my home. We share that love of pretty and shiny.
By the end of Thanksgiving night, we have full bellies, full hearts, big smiles, and lots of hugs. You know what else? I don't have a headache anymore.
Life is good. Happy Thanksgiving! ...