November 21st: My livingroom...I wanted to show off my new amaryllis which I could not resist getting due to the awesome vase with pretty black rocks it came with. It will make a beautiful coffee table centerpiece this holiday season.
November 22nd: Autumn in Portland...and there is the Steel Bridge.
November 23rd: The night before Thanksgiving. I made my Dutch Apple pie (shown here) and lemon meringue while Patrick made his twin pumpkin pies.
November 24th: And our epic cook fest began with Heidi and Rob bringing over their pumpkin soup and a lovely bottle of Sangiovese. Here you see our cooking lists and the basket full of root veggies all set to start peeling and cutting.
And the spread...from left to right we made Green Beans with Bacon and Stone Ground Mustard Vinaigrette; Homemade Jellied Cranberry Sauce; Roasted Turkey; Mashed Rutabaga; Mashed Potatoes; Roasted Onions with Balsamic Glaze; Homestyle Dinner Rolls (from Scratch); Pepper, Onion and Cranberry Stuffing (two bowls - one cooked in turkey and one out); Spiced Sweet Potatoes and Yams Roasted with Orange and Pecans; Mashed Hubbard Squash; Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Cumin; and Deep Fried Turkey (which for the record is quite tasty).
November 25th: The opening of Beaverton Civic Theater's presentation of Happy Hollandaise! What a fun evening - the play-write and Beaverton's Mayor were both in attendance. I also discovered a former co worker was one of the stars! It was lovely to catch up with the Mayor and Aaron!
November 26th: Dinner at Urban Fondue with my beautiful friend Katy. While allowing our dinners to settle we opted for The Wild Elderberry Martinis. They were amazing...
November 27th: Me and my friend Jenna ran over to the Love Craft Bar for their craft bazaar. I saw quite a few friends which was lovely. I also bought some wonderful essential oils for my hair and got a hand massage from my friend M. I did not even realize how tense my hands were until that goddess worked her usual magic.