Thanksgiving…..it’s an important part of our heritage so we wanted to celebrate it the way all Americans do…..eating copious amounts of food.
We had to make our pumpkin pie from scratch….well, not completely from scratch, we were able to buy a rolled up pie crust (pâte brisée) at the Intermarché…..but there’s no canned pumpkin here so we had to bake and then puree our slices of pumpkin before baking the pie.
We haven’t seen whole turkeys at any of the grocery stores or butchers, so we bought a turkey roll…..it came wrapped with a strip of fat to keep it moist and was neatly tied in a web of string. A pat of butter and a splash of vermouth and off it went into the small oven with a foil packet of bread stuffing and a sweet potato casserole to keep it company.
On the stove, Brussels sprouts from Holland and potatoes for mashing waited their turn. In the fridge, a green salad with dried cranberries was resting.
Ah….finally it was time to take a walk and pick some flowers for the table.