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Our Thanksgiving Dinner

Tonight I will be cooking our personal “what I want to eat” Thanksgiving dinner for just the two of us. We do this every year, since we moved out here to the rural west county. We buy most of it locally and make spicy or ethnic foods that don’t find favor or takers at our family get together.

Some won’t eat spicy, or “weird” veggies. Their words, not mine. There are few veggies we don’t like, and the ability to experiment with what we get at farmer’s markets or in the CSA share, is what gives me pleasure.

Besides, the turkey legs will be Sunday night’s kick off Dark Days Challenge main course.

We picked up the turkey Wednesday at our local market when I picked up the CSA.

I am roasting it this year in the oven instead of grilling it, and not stuffing it with anything other than some onions, and citrus peel. I will use a dry rub that I make with Italian herbs and use a little grapeseed oil on the skin.

I am baking sweet potatoes in the other oven, along with a small batch of sausage and apple stuffing, with a spinach salad on the side.

Opening a local Gruner Veltliner from Black Ankle Vineyards.

Pictures I hope to get up here tomorrow. A romantic dinner watching the sunset from the dining room windows. Lots of leftovers to use in soups and sandwiches, and to make stock for future Dark Days Challenge meals.

About AnnieRie

Retired, I am following my dream of living in quiet west Howard County, a rural oasis, not far from the urban chaos, but just far enough. I love to cook, bake, garden, and travel. I volunteer at Howard County Conservancy. I lead nature hikes, manage programs and show children all the wonders of nature, and the agricultural connection to their food.

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