Thursday, November 25, 2010

It's Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day 2010: I treasure your friendship and hope you're enjoying this holiday and sharing its abundance with those you love. Bob and I have had a special year and have much to be thankful for. Our yearly journey has taken us from quiet mountain lakes to the cremation ghats of Kathmandu and included a unique trip to the top of the world, where we circled Everest and learned just how small we really are. I wanted to share a few of our special moments and blessings with you. We are supremely grateful for...



the beauty of the earth




the glory of the skies




and the gift of seeing it made new through Connor's eyes.


Many of you, on learning our feast would be non-traditional, asked about the menu. Here's what I plan to serve. Have a wonderful day!







Fresh Corn Soup













Endive, Pear and Watercress Salad













Pan Seared Beef Filet with Jus LiƩ and Wine Sauce











Japanese-Style Potatoes












Braised Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Golden Raisins












Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Orange Caramel Sauce












Cranberry Apple Crisp

45 comments:

Lucie said...

A very happy Thanksgiving to you, Mary! Your menu sounds delicious.

The Words Crafter said...

Connor is so cute!!! I hope you have a wonderful holiday and your menu looks great, especially the potatoes!

Ginny said...

What a wonderful looking meal!! I would be interested in knowing what makes the potatoes Japanese! Georgous pictures and I hope you have a blessed day!!

Debinhawaii said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary! Your dinner menu looks delicious. ;-)

Jeannie said...

You have a very delicious spread there Mary, I am sure your family would enjoy them very much!Happy Thanksgiving!






Dr.Sameena Prathap
said...

Hey Mary,

Happy thanksgiving to you dear!!Iam glad you are enjoying your stay here in our country...Did you try travelling to south india???:)That's a beautiful menu you have there!!:)

Dr.Sameena@

http://www.myeasytocookrecipes.blogspot.com

Alessandra said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Mary.

XXX
Alessandra

Faith said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary!!!! Omgoodness your menu sounds WONDERFUL! :)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary-enjoy:@)

Priya said...

Happy thanksgiving to u and ur family, wat a delectable spread..yummy menu..

Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) said...

Mary, Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. Enjoy the holidays.

Rita said...

What a feast; looks wonderful.
Wishing you and yours Happy Thanksgving.

Foodessa said...

Hello Mary...so glad I could make it onto this post where I can mention to you how much I appreciate all your incredible dedication of sharing the best parts of you, your family and wonderful creations in the kitchen.

I've personally been crazy busy lately with work, family and of course trying to keep up with my foodies ;o) That said...I took a fairly good look at the all the great recipes you've posted lately.
I'll certainly have to try baking that very delightful 'Bubble bread' as well as those 'Diwali' cookies...yum.

With this, I'd like to leave you with some very warm wishes for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration.
Many blessings and happy moments.

All the best,
Claudia

From the Kitchen said...

Mary: I'm up early counting my blessings--there are so many and you are one of them. I'm so very pleased we "met". I've enjoyed your photos and hearing about your menu over my first cup of coffee this morning--it was sort of like sitting across the table from you. Your non-traditional menu looks delicious. I have some of the corn soup in my freezer--ah, comforting! Thanks for sharing precious little Connor!

Best,
Bonnie

Susan said...

What wonderful pictures!! What a beautiful child. You are blessed. I enjoyed reading and seeing your non-traditional menu. I'd pull up a chair at the table in a second. Happy Thanksgiving.

charmine. said...

Ah!spelling mistakes ...had to delete the 1st comment.Happy thanks giving,have a wonderful day.

My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely feast Mary. I could make a meal out of the watercress salad alone.

Conner is a doll. I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Sam

Kim said...

All of these pictures remember us how life is beautiful! Have great holidays!

kitchen flavours said...

Wow, that's a delicious Thanksgiving feast! Happy Thanksgiving, Mary to you and your family!

Gloria said...

My dear Mary, Happy,happy and nice Thanksgiving, I treasure your friendship and Im really thanksful about blogger friends, ia a really nice day.
I love Connor's pic!!! Is so cute!!!
send you huggs and blessings, gloria

Alison said...

Looks wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

EliFla said...

In this moment I'm thinking about you and all my american blog-friends in their warm and beautiful kitchens...preparing for this day....with your loves and family and friends.... HAPPY THANKSGIVING to you all..... we don't have Thanksgiving in Italy...but I think that a day to toast Thanks for all we have and for what we are....is really a wonderful idea...blessings Flavia


Conor is really a great thing to thank for!!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

Happy thanksgiving mary.

CaSaundraLeigh said...

Hope you and your fam have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

T.W. Barritt at Culinary Types said...

Mary, YOU are a treasure! Happy Thanksgiving - enjoy the day!

Rhonda said...

Oh my, oh my, beautiful pictures and a lovely menu also. Connor is so adorable, how could you not have a wonderful Thanksgiving?
I really enjoy your blog, thank you for all the gifts you share with us.

♥¸¸.•*¨Skip to Malou¨¨*•.¸¸♥¸ said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary! Your pictures are divine... the last one with Connor just captures my heart...
Enjoy the rest of your day...

Love,
Malou

Tasha said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you, Mary. I was just saying the other day that now my favorite part of the holidays is getting to re-experience it through my my young child's eyes, so I completely relate with your gratitude of getting to rediscover the beauty that surrounds us through Connor. Hope your day with your loved ones is wonderful.

Kath said...

Beautiful photos, Mary, and your Thanksgiving feast looks fabulous! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

PeggyR said...

Gosh your menu sounds wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving!

StephenC said...

Peter has made us some pumpkin creme brulee in lieu of a pie. Your panna cotta is probably similar? All the best to you and yours for the holiday.

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

A glorious happy Thanksgiving to u too!!!
Stunning pics and beautiful locales!!!
ur table sure is gng to be laden with goodies and love:-)
Connor is so so cuteeee!

An Open Book said...

those pictures look amazing..
i have bookmarked the potato recipe...and connor is absolutely cute:)

carascravings said...

Blessing to you and your family.
Have a special Thanksgiving.

Pam said...

Happy Thanksgiving Mary!

Lori said...

Oh Mary- love that picture of your Grandchild- very precious.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Monet said...

Hi Mary,
I so enjoyed seeing these pictures. You captured the majesty of this earth and the quiet beauty of a child. Your Connor is just a doll! I loved hearing about your non-traditional menu. I may try something like this next year. Thank you for sharing. I hope you have a great holiday weekend!

Pondside said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Mary. Your feast must have been marvelous. I'm thankful for the friends I've made through blogging - and all that I've learned from your site.

Marguerite said...

Your Thanksgiving menu is fabulous and the photos are beautiful. And Connor is so adorable! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

RAKS KITCHEN said...

Nice post,lovely pictures with lovely recipes!

Joanne said...

Thank you Mary for always being such an inspiration! Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

Connor is absolutely adorable! And I love your non-traditional feast. Especially that pumpkin dessert at the end!

Julie said...

Mary - I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your menu sounds so delicious.

Faith said...

Beautiful post, Mary! Your menu looks really delicious. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Buttercup said...

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving. Visiting your blog is a great treat!

Cherine said...

Wonderful photos!
Happy Thanksgiving!!!

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