Some cheese plates only contain cheeses from one or two animals. Ha! I wasn't about to let our Thanksgiving suffer from lack of species! That is why we enjoyed a delicious goat, sheep, and cow's milk cheese! And, of course, with company over we were contractually obligated to use our slate board and write the cheese names in chalk, something that always seems like a better idea in theory than in execution. You see, in order to be able to write the name of the cheese legibly you must write it so large that it leaves very little room on the slate for the cheese itself.
Still, totally worth it.
For Thanksgiving dinner Jen made braised carrots (actually leftover from the farm), bacon-maple and apple roasted brussel sprouts, brined and roasted turkey (a tiny nine-pounder), mashed potatoes, sausage cornbread stuffing, and sweet bread rolls.
For dessert Jen made her standard pecan tassies and we also had this pumpkin pie which bares a striking resemblance to the pumpkin pie we had for Canadian Thanksgiving.
After dinner we spent most of the evening watching Rocky & Bullwinkle on Google Video. This largely involved Snuffles the levitating dog who reacts to his dog treats in much the same fashion we reacted to Jen's pecan tassies.