Thanksgiving – Instant Replay

Now that I’ve slept and digested, I thought I’d share photos of the amazing feast my Wife and I created for Thanksgiving.

We recently tapped into a local gem here in Phoenix, The Meat Shop, where we got our bird.  We decided on no turkey this year, because we could get free-range local chicken.  How cool is that?!

Wow, a real butcher shop!

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without bacon.

We bought these amazing crimson mini apples on a whim, and my Wife did some serious magic.  A tartlette with a flax seed-walnut-cranberry crust.  Uh, YUMMM!!!

First things first!

We harvested a few goodies fresh from our garden.

Whoo-Hoo Just enough taters, just in time for today!

(It’s okay to scratch the screen to try and smell.)

Lots of fresh herbs and fixin’s for the chicken bird, a cute lil’ 4 pounder, and now she’s all dressed for the party.

I’m ready for my close-up, Mr. DeMille.

Did I mention I was cooking the bird on the grill?

Got a grill? Gotta grill!

But still, my favorite part was all the incredible veggies!  Brussels Sprouts, butternut squash, mushrooms, cauliflower – oh my!

Here’s how you get everyone to eat their sprouts.

Butternut squash soup, topped with toasted seeds, garden sage, and homemade croutons.
(oh yeah, and bacon)

Heaven for two.

Hope your Thanksgiving was just as lovely and memorable.  I’m so grateful and blessed to have spent it with my best friend (my Wife).

About Vynnie McDaniels

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