Thanksgiving Chez Nous

Eric and I always look forward to making our Thanksgiving dinner, even if it is slightly non-traditional. Instead of a gigantic turkey, we usually skew toward the tiniest of birds. This year we had quail. With pomegranate sauce! Eric always picks the best recipes.

While he was working on the (tiny, tiny) birds…

I was trying my hand at Thomas Keller’s leek bread pudding. A success!

But long before I was slicing leeks and chopping fingerling potatoes…

I was making this: the most giant pie I have ever baked! It’s a deep (deep, deep!) pumpkin pie topped with pecans. I will definitely have more to say about this pie soon…and I will also definitely be eating it for breakfast for the rest of this week.

It made for a decadent dinner and a lot of awesome leftovers. But I think the best part of the day was really family: our little one here in Pasadena, and the time we got to spend with our parents and siblings on the phone and through FaceTime. (I woke up early and caught my parents and my little brother at home, and it felt for all the world like I was right there in the room with them. Much hilarity ensued. I love my family so much.)

I certainly missed bustling around the kitchen with my mom and dad, or being on the farm with Eric’s family, but our little celebration was pretty perfect too. It isn’t very hard at all to think of things I am grateful for, and the man at the head of the table is at the top of the list. I hope you had a wonderful day too! (And that you also have pie for breakfast!)

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