So many people asked me what we were doing for Thanksgiving this year that I just had to share. (Any excuse to take photos is a good excuse, right? Right!)

We usually have a potluck with vegetarian friends, then go for a hike, then eat dessert! It’s so fun. But this year the potluck didn’t work out, so it was just J and I.

So I decided to make a romantic three course feast. We both got all dressed up and I set the table with favorite fall Fiesta colors, plus a new little tray that we scored in the seconds room at the Homer Laughlin outlet last week while in Ohio. It’s holding acorns and a rock that we picked up on a hike with my Dad, an oak leaf from Boardman Park where we went on our first date, plus a cute little mini pumpkin that J got for me.

Here’s our first course — a salad with pomegranate seeds and vinaigrette. Yum.

Next up is butternut squash soup with a roasted red pepper garnish. (I love roasting the peppers on my gas stove — so fun!) The soup has butternut squash, onions, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, a pinch of cinnamon, orange juice, and yummiest of all — miso — in it.

I learned how to make the soup last year at a Hero Arts teambuilding day — it’s so good!

The third course was Great Aunt Verna’s Homemade Noodles — blogged them + the recipe here, corn, cranberries, and Field Roast’s Celebration Loaf.

There weren’t many leftovers besides the big vat of soup.

We had planned on going hiking, but a cold front ROARED in — it went from 79 F down to 49 F in about an hour. It sure was cozy and warm inside, though.

Just like Thanksgiving should be.

Oh and to whomever tried to purchase those cranberries at the grocery store — I’m sorry they ended up in my bag instead of yours. I made sure to savor every little bite for you. And I was super thankful to be in line behind you, because I forgot mine. :)

Happy Thanksgiving, one and all!

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8 thoughts on “Our Thanksgiving Feast 2010”

  1. Lisa,
    I think you made a very special Thanksgiving dinner for you and J. It looks like you put a lot of thought and love to make it one that you and J will remember always. Happy Thanksgiving and a wonderful holiday season.

  2. Your table looks beautiful and your food looks so yummy! Love how the centerpiece tray is so pretty and meaningful. Happy Thanksgiving- I’m thankful for you and your charming creativity!!

  3. lisa! looks like you had a perfect thanksgiving! those noodles look yummy…i will have to try them someday. so thankful to have a friend like you!

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