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!
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!