Friday, December 2, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Playing catch up on back posts again. :)

Our Thanksgiving was quiet and simple. The majority of our feast came right from our garden. While, i spent the morning cooking, Kenan took the kids out hiking. It was a beautiful day, and i love being able to walk outside and pick our meal.

The potatoes, squash and sweet potatoes were harvested about a month ago and stored. The greens are a combination of curly leaf kale, rainbow Lacinato kale, Swiss chard, red and green leaf lettuce and spinach. My cold crops are all still doing great and producing well.

We also enjoyed a salad straight from the garden. The salad contained red and green leaf lettuce, spinach, red onion, carrots, a purple pepper and the one strawberry i found a few days ago. :) The tomatoes were picked green, and ripened in a window sill. i still have just a few left.

i made a cherry pie from scratch. The cherries were picked at our neighbors house earlier this spring. We still have a ton of these cherries in the freezer, they are so wonderful for baking!

In the past our Thanksgiving have been a bit nontraditional. We usually have a Feast of Favorite. i make everyone's favorite dish, and we have everything from bean dip to nori rolls. This year i was in the mood for something a bit more Traditional. As a vegetarian family, we don't eat instead i made a stuffed seitan/tofu log. This is made very similar to basic seitan recipe. It just has a few extra ingredients, and a few extra steps. i may try writing it out one of these days. Besides our home made 'Tofurky" we had mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, roasted root veggies and garlicy greens. We also had garden green beans (from our freezer) apple sauce that i had canned, and homemade blackerry/raspberry jam on our rolls.

We were hoping to spend our Thanksgiving in Michigan this year with family, but things don't always work out how we plan. So we enjoyed a simple day with just the 4 of us and gave our thanks for another amazing year.

Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow." ~Melody Beattie


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