Happy Thanksgiving, all!
So, this is officially our first Thanksgiving dinner at home with just the two of us! Last year was our first Thanksgiving as a married couple, but we spent the long weekend on a little road trip -- we did have turkey, but that year it was store-bought from the nearby Safeway. This year, my dear wifey has industriously prepared this lovely 8-lb turkey all by herself -- stuffed with celery, carrots, onions, and bay leaves for flavour -- carefully basted, and cooked to perfection!
In front we've got steamed corn-on-the-cob, baked sweet-potato home-fries, her new fresh-from-scratch cranberry/peach sauce, and two (store-bought) rolls. Behind the turkey are some fresh salad greens in a nifty stoneware bowl that she recently picked up, of Peruvian design (ah, but still made in China!).
Oh, and in the back on our little glass-top dining table, that's my addition -- my little gardenia plant, I'm so proud that it survived the summer!
Postscript: Dear Wifey wishes me to add her Thanksgiving leftover tip: she made use of the leftover cranberry sauce and some fresh lemon zest to make lemon-cranberry muffins -- no food wasted here!