Thanksgiving is, and has always been, my favorite holiday.
Every thanksgiving, my mom always invited people over who needed a place to go. There were friends who couldn’t travel to see their families, or folks who maybe didn’t even have families to spend the holiday with. We always had amazing company on Thanksgiving, and I’ve tried to keep that tradition alive as an adult. I guess it’s called an “orphan thanksgiving.” The whole point of this holiday, for me, is to eat incredibly delicious and colorful fall foods, and to share that food with other people, in a cozy, warm and fun environment. This year, all of that happened. We had a great group of people, and we even had 3 last minute arrivals. I’m pretty sure everyone left full.
Here is our thanksgiving in pictures (click on any to see them larger).
The star of the evening was the kale salad. The other food didn’t suck, but something about this salad, well, it was special. It’s also a good companion to rich and hearty food. I’ll post a recipe soon.
Green beans with miso and almonds I was inspired by, and only slightly altered THIS recipe from Bon Appetit