Scott's Grandma Rona's silverware from the 1950s and our Hungarian glasses, a gift from my beloved Austrian host mother 10 years ago.
We had a plan!
Scott babe doing the dirty work! He smothered the turkey with butter, herbs and lemon zest!
Ginger waits patiently for the bird to cook.
A couple of tricks to a moist turkey -- stuff it with onion, lemon and orange and let it rest for a full hour before carving!
Marcia's pic of us just before 6 pm as we finish up the gravy and side dishes to serve.
Another pic from Marcia -- Jim relaxing with Ginger. ♥
I LOVED our feast!
Barefoot Contessa mashed potatoes and asparagus. Stuffing by Mark Bittman based on a wonderful recipe by James Beard; Canned cranberry sauce; homemade gravy; Marcia's recipe for the candied sweet potatoes.
Click here for recipe.
Too much turkey for Charlie!
I don't remember the last time I worked on Black Friday but the positive was that the train was empty! Not even the fruit stand guy was working outside of Penn Station. I ended up taking a leisurely lunch up to Rockefeller Center to check out the skaters and the tree. Boy, was it crowded!
Everything seemed to be surrounded by scaffolding! From St. Patrick's Cathedral to the darn tree!
Stop standing around and get this tree ready!
Safety first even for lights!
Hello birdie! ♥
Sunday, Nov. 25th:
We went into the city to have brunch with Heidi and Marie, but we first stopped at the holiday shops in Bryant Park.
Special thanks to Eva for suggesting this West Village hot spot!
Heidi, Scott, Marie