Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving!

It's been a rough week here. Peef's job was eliminated early in the week, so we're feeling a bit bruised and beaten down. Despite all of our optimism, it seems that the rough economy has finally nipped at our heels. But, we're hoping that the closing of one door brings the opening of another -- and that this is more of an opportunity than a tragedy. So, we're trudging onward, and enjoying a relaxing holiday together.

Even in the midst of bad news, we've got a lot for which to be thankful. In addition to good health, a warm safe home, and a slew of great friends and family, we're celebrating ten amazing years of marriage today. Yeah -- ten whole years! Hard to believe. We've got a lot to celebrate.

So, without further adieu, let's get down to the menu!

We took a less-than-traditional approach to Thanksgiving dinner this year.
For starters, we've cooked up a nice chestnut and mushroom soup, accompanied by sauteed rutabaga and carrots. We'll follow that up with some slow roasted pork with melted apples, a side of sauteed shaved brussels sprouts, and some buttermilk smashed potatoes with a drizzle of white truffle oil. We're drooling just thinking about it.

We hope that you had the chance to enjoy a feast of your own today. And that you also enjoyed the company of friends, family, and a true sense of thanksgiving. We'll be back later with some photos and recipes.

In the meantime -- give thanks!

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  1. I am sorry to hear that news but I love your attitude, that will help you to move into new opportunities awaiting you!

    Happy Thanksgiving and the menu sounds divine.

  2. Stay Strong! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and you will come out of your hard times even stronger. It's true that when one door closes, another opens...

  3. Sorry to hear about the job but come to think about it everything we go through turns out to be for the best when we have the overall picture years after. This is what I've noticed so I keep telling myself to remember it in rougher times.
    Hope you had a great Thanksgiving guys!


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