Happy Thanksgiving, all my family and friends and anyone else visiting this blog!
Twelve of us had a delicious and joyful meal together, begun by two graces said by my grandson Nathan, one in English and one in Hungarian. Interestingly they both really express the very same thoughts.
Alice roasted a wonderful turkey and Emily made a delicious cranberry ginger relish and two pies – Cranberry cream pie (with orange juice) and pumpkin. I made vegetarian stuffing, brussel sprouts roasted with cream and pistachios, and red and lance kale sauteed with many leeks. Andy and Ingmar were busy early in the morning peeling potatoes for an army. Andy wanted to do a presentation with sweet potatoes in the outer ring, “regular” mashed potatoes in the middle and fabulous basil-garlic-potatoes in the center. One of my sisters-in-law and her dear husband supplied more plain and smoked turkey plus a huge platter of strudel of every sort from Lydia’s Hungarian bakery. There was a walk for most of us between dinner and dessert and after all the food, we sipped 2001 5 puttonyos Tokaj Aszu wine which was a lovely end to the feast! I think I have some photos of this which I may post soon, but in the meantime, here is one of the best pictures of wild turkeys I’ve ever seen. There are many flocks of them around our area and sometimes they act like a troupe of clowns as they cross the road together.