Really, regardless of what's happening both personally and in the world, I realize there're tons to be thankful for, always. For what it's worth, I am thankful for everything-- the good, the bad, the beautiful, the ugly, the wanna-forget events, the always-wanna-remember moments, and family and friends, both near and (tad/way) far.
We didn't really set out to make the usual Thanksgiving fare from scratch, but just like any best-laid plans...
Went to the market earlier with the intention of buying some already made turkey dinners, as it is Thanksgiving after all. But in the end, the idea of something home-made took over so we ended up buying stuff to make at home, except for the stuffing (not from the box) and the (real) gravy, which came highly recommended by the staff.
|Roasted turkey breast (not shown) and leg with herb de provence|
The biggest pleasure came from cooking the sides:)
|Roasted brussel sprouts with bacon and garlic|
|Asparagus with bacon (again:p) and drizzled with balsamic vinegar|
|... on my fave Paris plate:)|
Plus, my reliable garlic mashed potato... yummmm...
So after all the hemming and hawing, the meal came out nicely, fortunately...see, another thing to be thankful for!