One reason Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday is all of the cooking. I cannot get enough of chopping and dicing and stirring ingredients. Stuffing is my all time must have dish, and this year I tried a new version...which was amazing! It had proscuitto, pear, and toasted hazlenuts, along with all of those fresh savory herbs...I've been eating it for every meal since.
On Thanksgiving, everyone should feel spoiled, even Reuben, the dog. He got to chew on a big fennel stalk (he loves his greens) and got a huge rawhide bone just for the occasion.
This year's menu included mini pumpkin pies, stuffing, pineapple glazed ham, candied yams, garlic mashed potatoes, gravy, homemade dinner rolls and pumpkin cheesecake. Not too shabby!
Most important to me is that we enjoy our family. And we did that, just the four of us, really well.