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....


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 :)

Hill Top Post 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 Lorraine 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

Judy 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.

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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.