Posted by: Hil | November 27, 2009



Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  Breakfast today was the world’s best post post thanksgiving dish:  a mound of mashed potatoes topped with wilted spinach, prosciutto and a sunny side up egg.  AMAZING.  I invented it out of what I had leftover in the fridge and Blueberry Mom wants to establish it as a yearly tradition.  Fine by me!

Thanksgiving itself was great–we had the Lemonator’s whole wheat rolls for breakfast before singing at a bilingual Thanksgiving service at church.  Blueberry Mom said that my Spanish singing was pretty good, which made me excited.  I don’t speak Spanish, but as a singer you have to fake it!



For a pre-dinner bite, I made scallops with bacon, sage, and bourbon butter sauce…


…roasted red pepper soup….


…and a tray of munchies: dried persimmon, bell pepper, cranberry hazelnut crackers and nuts.


Thanksgiving dinner itself was simple and traditional.  I joked that it consisted of turkey, vegetables and butter, which isn’t too far from the truth!  The Lemonator roasted our free-range turkey, which came out perfectly and provided lots of drippings for gravy.


Blueberry Mom made heavenly mashed potatoes full of butter and cream, giblet gravy, and brandied cranberries.


I made green beans with prosciutto and pine nuts.


We also roasted brussel sprouts and carrots along with the turkey…


…and opened a bottle of bubbly.


My plate.


For dessert, I made pumpkin flan…


…and hot puff pastry cinnamon twists.


Blueberry Mom is here through the weekend, so we have lots of fun planned, including a trip to Cirque de Soleil tomorrow.  For now, I am going to bury my head in textbooks for a few hours.  Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday!



  1. Mmmm that breakfast combination sounds out of this world!

    And that pumpkin flan? Wow!

    Glad you had a good holiday!

  2. Happy belated Thanksgiving!!

    Oh my, Cirque is Soleil is INCREDIBLE!! Enjoy 🙂

  3. Goodness! That is alotttt of GOOOD looking food! 😀

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