Saturday, November 28, 2009


For Thanksgiving we had our first guest in a number of years: Jen's dad. Apparently he really wanted to spend the holiday with his eldest daughter and son-in-law and that was the only reason he came to visit. The fact that he brought a car full of Jen's things to drop off was completely unrelated to his visit.

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.

Happy Thanksgiving!


uberlours said...

How about a little love for the father In law? While moving a small portion of Jen's belongings 900 miles to the east was certainly part of the plan, how come no mention of the case of your Michigan estate bottled wine that was snuck across 2 borders?

Unknown said...

Oops! I almost forgot about that. Though it could be said that that was to soften the blow of the other deliveries. Either way, it would be wonderful to have you visit on any occasion, whether you drop off boxes or not.

uberlours said...

There might be some more herring to share?