11.30.2015

November 29, 2015

White Dog and the rest of the White Dog Army had been gathered in the kitchen for nearly an hour. They knew the time was soon upon us, three days late, to actually sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner.

The turkey scented the house all afternoon as it roasted in wild sage from the yard, chopped apples, celery, onions and a basting of red chile honey. There was traditional Midwestern bread stuffing for Steve, Candace and I...and a special kibble stuffing Steve put together of trout kibble in turkey broth with cabbage, apples and celery for the White Dog Army. We all shared green beans and lovely yellow beets...at the last minute, Steve surprised us with an added a goat cheese, kale, cranberries and mushroom tart to the groaning board.

It was warm and cozy in the house and pianist George Winston provided "Autumn" music as we drew together as a family and feasted. Thanks flowed easily and we talked of plans to continue sharing the season of giving. The food was delicious, the company unbeatable, and the evening concluded with family movie night as we cuddled together on the bed to watch the first episode of the BBC's Sherlock series.

No one even mentioned the pumpkin pie.

5 comments:

rottrover said...

YUM!! Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!!

-Lisa

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I think your Thanksgiving sounded wonderful
love
tweedles

Random Felines said...

Happy Thanksgiving

Jo's World said...

Sounds wonderful, all of it! Can you tell me more about red chile honey?
Is it something you mix yourself or do the bees make it from chile pepper plants?

Cheers and hugs,

Jo

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Jo, red chile honey is a glaze made here. Folks heat up local honey (it is a big thing in NM) and stir in dried red chile pepper flakes. The honey is then put in covered container and steeped usually a couple of weeks at least to infuse the spice into the sweet. Some strain out the flakes before using...we usually leave them in. Supposedly has natural wellness properties being local honey and red chiles are full of anti-inflammatories and such. Goes on anything...meat, baked goods, over brie cheese.