I wasn't going to post anything this week, but driving home late this afternoon, I passed a huge flock of turkeys who were foraging in the undergrowth on either side of the road. I was able to get several quick pictures of these impressive creatures before they ran for cover into the woods. I imagine that if they were to give thanks, it would be for being left to run wild instead of ending up on a platter.
Our Thanksgiving menu (which never includes turkey) will probably be something like this:
~ winter squash soup with fried sage leaves and peppercorn pecorino
~ spring greens with artichoke hearts and greek olives
~ some kind of delicious crusty bread
~ wild mushroom risotto with potatoes
~ fennel and brussels sprouts with toasted walnuts
~ cranberry and orange relish
~ pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream
~ Mer Soleil California Chardonnay
~ espresso by Jol...yum!
I hope everyone - those who celebrate this holiday and those who don't - has a lovely week. I'm going back into hiding so I can get all my paperwork done and have the long weekend free for painting and such.