Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to the Americans!! (a wee bit late, I know)

There were just three of us home for dinner, this year. We drank sparkling organic apple juice because Bookfool thinks all alcohol tastes like paint remover smells. So, we're a sparkling juice family.
We have a small living/dining area, so we ate surrounded by books and guitars:

That's not the entire meal and apparently the person who set the table was male because the female of the family learned table-setting in girl scouts. The fork goes on the left - the left! No, it didn't matter a bit. Note that we also couldn't get to the Thanksgiving-themed tablecloth so we had a Thanksgiving Fiesta look going.
Husband fixed our feast because, as he said, "I just love cooking a big holiday meal!" Hahaha. Married well, didn't I? He made our new favorite salad from How to Roast A Lamb by Michael Psilakis. I'll share that recipe soon. Doesn't it look great?

And, because I loaded the photos out of order, here's the appetizer platter we nibbled on while huzzybuns was cooking:

That's artichoke-crab dip in the glass bowl, along with the crudites, two cheeses, ranch dressing and toasted French bread drizzled with olive oil.

After dinner, we went for a walk in the Vicksburg National Military Park, where we met up with a white-tailed doe and her fawn. We had a lovely day, even without our cat (who is back in the kitty hospital but should be home, tomorrow). I hope you had a wonderful day, too, wherever you are!

Love from Bookfool


  1. The tablecloth, silverware, etc don't matter at all! Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Wonderful meal, wonderful family. thanks for sharing, and I can't wait until you share that salad recipe!

  3. Kathy,

    Exactly. We had a lovely time. The tablecloth and silverware were just background. Happy Thanksgiving!


    I'll try to post that recipe as soon as possible. I've been flipping back and forth between recipes (naturally, the husband occasionally walks off with the book) and the memoir sections but I'm almost done! :)

  4. Anonymous8:40 PM

    How wonderful to have a chef in the house! How wonderful to have a fiesta style tablecloth instead of the traditional, and boring, brown-pumpkin-leaf thing. Happy Thanksgiving, Bookfool! And how lovely to see the deer just as the Native Americans must have long ago.

  5. Happy THanksgiving to you too Nancy :) I personally love your table setting :) I think every meal should be surrounded by books and guitars (even better when you can be serenaded by an acoustic guitar while eating ;) and the fiesta tablecloth works just fine for me!!

    That crap/artichoke dip sounds delicious as do the little crustinis! And your walk sounds absolutely lovely! Tell the fam I said Happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Happy Thanksgiving. :)

  7. Carrie,

    Thanks! Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!


    Three blessings worth mentioning, eh? It was totally cool seeing the deer. I've seen them only a few times in the park; I'm guessing the quiet lured them out. The doe was just standing on the road and she shook her white tail before she ran. A warning sign to other deer maybe? I told her telepathically that I'm completely harmless but then I noticed I was wearing red (alarm!!!). LOL Happy Thanksgiving!


    I think I'll have to agree with you there. Books and guitars make a great background. Somebody needs to get back to playing guitar. The guitars are unfortunately just collecting dust.

    The crab artichoke dip is to die for. We cheated and bought that at Fresh Foods. ;) I'll tell the fam you sent greetings. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, too!!

  8. I have to say, I covet your bookshelves. They are wonderful! Happy (belated) Thanksgiving!

  9. Happy Thanksgiving (yesterday) to you, Nancy. It sounded like a lovely day, complete with the walk after dinner. Fun post!

  10. Robin,

    It was a lovely day and the sun is shining. I'm preparing to see if I can pick up our sick kitty, this morning. It will be so great to have her home. I hope you had a wonderful day with your family!


    Thank you! Those are Timmerman shelves from IKEA. Unfortunately, they are no longer made. We would have filled our house with Timmerman if they hadn't taken them off the market. Happy belated to you, too. Hope you had a great day!

  11. Sounds like you had a nice meal and a happy Thanksgiving, Nancy. :-) I hope all is well with kitty! Enjoy your weekend!

  12. Happy belated Thanksgiving, Nancy! It sounds like you had a lovely day. So nice of your hubby to take care of the cooking. Yes, you married very well. :)


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