Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Early Morning Thanksgiving

Turkey is thawed,
pleased I still have Sage, Thyme and Rosemary
that is thriving in my garden.
This will tucked in crevices, under wings and inside
bird along with a little garlic
First will coat the bird with butter and could use
olive oil but will do butter.

Fortunate to find a smaller bird a few weeks ago.

The scent of these herbs while roasting is progressing
will be delightful.

The frost took my Basil
before I could harvest and put in freezer.

Still an abundance of turnip greens in small
garden that I need to pick and put in freezer.
Seems to me that the frost enhances their flavor.
Turnips are small, scrub well and do not peel.
I view them daily but have not put action
to my thoughts.

Table is set, deserts made and family to arrive in a few hours...

A Happy Thanksgiving to all who travel along with me
on this journey of life....

14 comments:

Pienosole said...

Happy Thanksgiving!

Hughes ap Williams said...

Glad to hear that you are having family coming for Thanksgiving.

For some reason I misunderstood your previous post and thought that no one was coming.

A few years ago we switched from a full-sized bird to a turkey breast.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Pienosole, the same to you also, dear friend.
H/W - Oh just not the whole family,
but many will fill the table.
Thank you for visiting me...

mermaid said...

Ernestine, I'm not sure you recognize this, but you are a poet of the Earth and its bounty.

My heart is filled with such joy- the invitation to be with you as you roast the turkey and flavor a Thanksgiving meal with all the herbs of your love.

the wild magnolia said...

i know your day will be blessed. Enjoy.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Kaveri, you always
bless me with your words.
Most of the time
I wonder
why even share a world so simple.
But I receive a lot of pleasure from writing.
Dear Sandy :)

Mary @ Colony Mountain Stitcheries said...

I think I can smell the rosemary, my favorite. I know you are having a wonderful day with family. Happy Thanksgiving!

mel said...

I hope your day was filled with happiness!

FlowerLady said...

Dear Ernestine ~ Your meal sounds so wonderful with bounty from your garden. I'm sure your guests enjoyed it all.

Love and hugs ~ FlowerLady

judemiller1 said...

Ah--the smells! I had a wonderful day with family and I know you did too!

joared said...

Happy Thanksgiving!
Oh, this all sounds as though it must have been delicious.

joared said...
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One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Mary, Mel, Judy, FL and joard,
thank you...

Sharon said...

I can smell the delicious aromas still. Your family is fortunate to have such a loving place to gather to celebrate Thanksgiving.