Thanksgiving was great!
My mom bought a turkey from Nancy and Jacque at Red Hott Tomatoes, and it was sooo good! I’ve always preferred dark meat, but this white meat was dreamy. All soft and melty and not a bit dry.
Our contributions to Thanksgiving were sweet potato pie and the butternut squash arugula salad that Natalie recommended. I pretty much followed the salad recipe except for using goat cheese instead of Parmesan and adding some pea shoots. It’s a great recipe. It has lots of pretty colors, and it’s fun to assemble all the pieces. I didn’t take any pictures at Thanksgiving, but Chris and I had a reprise of the salad with mixed Asian greens a few days later. (And by the way, those Asian greens had been sitting in my crisper for a while and they were still crisp and tasty.)
We had Komatsuna with raisins and pine nuts and made a shepherd’s pie with turnips and Komatsuna stems. Our little pumpkins from the market had a couple of bad spots on them after sitting out, so I chopped them up and cooked the pieces in the microwave with butter and a little maple syrup. Those were some very tasty little pumpkins.
We’re slowly working through our fall decorations: the pumpkins are gone, the apples have been replaced, and I think that little butternut squash is the next to go…