Although Thanksgiving does necessitate some housecleaning, the food and the company make it worthwhile. Some friends came to spend a good part of the day, and we had a great time talking and eating and talking and eating and talking and eating.
As usual, I ate A Lot, but there is also enough left-over really good food in the fridge that getting meals together for the next few days won’t involve much work.
The big meal did incorporate some herbs and veggies from the yard: chard, spinach, chicory, parsley, garlic chives, thyme, marjoram, sage, and beer radishes all came fresh from the yard; smoked peppers came from a jar in the cupboard; sweet potatoes came from a basket on the kitchen floor; garlic came from a basket in the garage. It was great to have some food from the yard for such a special occasion.
When I feel the urge (probably tomorrow evening) to add some variety to a meal of leftovers, I will steam some of this:
The weather is supposed to turn cold over the next day or two; a freeze (to about 29 degrees F) is predicted for tonight, but the broccoli will be fine if that’s as cold as it gets. I will need to watch the forecasts, though, for any temps much lower. I may need to cover the broccoli patch.