I think I finally feel like a grown-up. We have a house now and we are able to host our family Thanksgiving dinner. On Thanksgiving Day. Last year we had an "early Thanksgiving," but this year...it's the real deal.
Mom and Sister and Nieces and Aunts and Uncle are rolling into our neighborhood this week and well, chances are, they will be rolling out! I'll post pics later, but here's a sneak peek of our menu:
Ringler Thanksgiving 2011
Pike Place Smoked Salmon
Cheese & Olive Plate
Smoked (and brined) Turkey & Gravy
Butternut Squash Ravioli with a Butter Balsamic Sauce
Green Bean Casserole
Wild Mushroom & Leek (savory) Bread Pudding
Sweet Potato Casserole
Cranberry-Walnut Jello Salad
Homemade Apple Pie (from home-grown apples)
Homemade Pumpkin Pie (from fresh pumpkin)
I can hardly wait. Lord, am I thankful for food! What are you excited to eat on Thursday?