"It was imprudent of us, in the first place, to become authors. We could have become something regular, but we managed not to.
We were lucky, but we were also determined." Roy Blount Jr

"I don’t change the facts to enhance the drama. I think of it the other way round, the drama has got to fit the facts,
and it’s your job as a writer to find the shape in real life."
Hilary Mantel

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving Feast

My kitchen helpers return from their long walk.

Question of the Day: Will my stuffed turkey breast look like the picture in New Hampshire Home magazine?

Soon as the chestnuts come out of the oven, the pumpkin pie goes in.

Mixing the stuffing: fried fresh bread crumbs, crisped proscuitto, chestnuts, melted butter, garlic, olive oil, sage leaves right off my plant.

After the turkey breast is butterflied, I pound it flat.

Laying on the stuffing.

Tying it up.

Browning the outside.

Roasting it in the oven.

Roasted and resting.

Quick, time to steam the asperges blancs!

Slicing the turkey.

Plated! Looks exactly like it's supposed to, what a relief!

It tasted even better than it looks. Not too many scraps for Ruth and Jewel, but we made sure they got some turkey, too.

The kitchen pig guards our pumpkin pie.

Settling in for some entertainment...the Chap gets to choose our movie tonight.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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