Our mouthwatering and much beloved pecan pie
So no recipes today, sorry, but I wanted to post a few pictures from my Thanksgiving! This is by far one of my favorite holidays, as of course I love the food, but I also love the time spent with family and the traditional football game - believe it or not - I scored 9 touchdowns according to my cousin (pictures included later)!!!
My family has hosted Thanksgiving at our house for as long as I can remember, and as I have gotten older I have played a larger and larger role in the whole process (cooking, serving, and yes, cleaning) I have come to appreciate and take pleasure in each and every aspect of Thanksgiving. Picking out the recipes and deliberating over the exact menu with my mom is always exciting. The hours of preparation (including a total of 10 trips to the store in the last two days leading up to today - I think by the fourth trip the employees at the store started to expect me back within the next hour or so) leave the kitchen in an abominable state, but the end-product is nonetheless worth every second.
This year, we made two delicious recipes that I wanted to briefly point out: a roasted vegetable orzo with squash, kale, and a delicious yogurt/garlic dressing (you can find the recipe at http://www.101cookbooks.com/archives/roasted-vegetable-orzo-recipe.html), as well as a heavenly pecan pie.
I'll post a recipe soon, but just wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving! Hope yours was cozy and full of food.