As a part of my normal Thanksgiving tradition, I always try to get out in the morning for a walk. This helps to boost the appetite before I begin cooking the holiday feast. Today, however, we are digging out from a hefty bit of snow that came down all day yesterday. It is early and I am not sure if I can find the motivation to slog across the snow covered field for a walk.
In previous posts I have shared recipes for my almost world famous Sour Cream and Sage Stuffing for the turkey. I have also written about visiting guests for this holiday. This year’s T-day was a very quiet time for Mother and I. I chose to not bother with cooking the traditional turkey and fixins. It is too much work to spend my day off cooking for two people. I have settled on cooking a couple of chicken breasts I had in the freezer along with an array of veggies.
Brussels sprouts are a great choice as well as butternut squash and potatoes. All of which are from my garden. In addition, I bought some sweet potatoes and I have green beans in the freezer that I harvested in July.
The picture to the left shows the last of the Brussels sprouts still standing in my garden. I protected the plant by surrounding it with large bags of oak leaves as a form of insulation. Brussels sprouts are actually a little sweeter after they freeze.
I have much for which to be thankful as do we all if we take a moment to think about it. This year, I am especially grateful to all my students. You have made it possible for me to go forward with my teaching endeavor independently. I am grateful for the friends I have made and the knowledge they have shared with me. I am looking forward to meeting many of you in my upcoming trip to China.
To all of my readers, students and friends who visit the blog, Thank you and HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
1:30 PM — A casual stroll around the lake provided me an opportunity to take some lovely pictures.
The sky was overcast and gray when I set out. With little wind I was able to capture some nice reflection shots.
As I walked around the far side of the lake I startled a large Blue Heron and tried to use quick camera work to catch him in flight.
He made a big swing over to the far side of the lake and landed on the beach. As I walked all the way around he made his way back to the nest and left behind some fairly good tracks in the snow.
Time to start cooking now.