Right now in Portland, Oregon, it is snowing. The ground is not frozen yet, instead it is wet and muddy. The chickens are confused, the dogs are restless, and I am coming down with a cold. In short, the holidays are here! Despite my list of seemingly complain-y things, I couldn't be much more excited this year. I am thrilled that it is snowing! I heard Christmas music on the radio today and I turned it up!
Part of the reason I am so excited is that my brother and his girl are coming to visit for thanksgiving. The other part is all the cooking and being together that I know is about to take place. I love the idea of christmasy cheer and decorations but really it's thanksgiving that holds my heart. No pressure, just eating. No wrapping paper, just pie crust. I need to dig out my eatin' pants.
This year I am making:
-Roasted cauliflower salad with beets, pomegranates and a broken olive vinaigrette
-Mashed celery root with lemon
-Sparkling sherry punch
-Ants on a log
and Kevin is making:
-Turkey stuffed with chanterelle and sweet potato biscuit dressing (I'm hoping he will include chestnuts)
-Boozy pumpkin pies
I know these dishes are in the works from other family members:
-Butter beans done up southern
I'm on tenterhooks wondering what else we will have.
What are you having?