First, sorry for not keeping the momentum going after Blogtober. I didn't anticipate November being such a busy month! :) Blogtober was a lot of fun even though I didn't get to do everything as planned. I'm definitely going to give another month of blogging everyday a try in the near future.
This morning was spent finalizing my Thanksgiving menu and making out a shopping list. As an American in France, it's obviously not a holiday here so we've taken to celebrating it the Saturday after in order to get a whole day's celebrating in. :) We usually have a few friends over to join in and it's a really good day.
Appetizer: Spinach squares - a new recipe I'm trying from http://pinterest.com/pin/11822017743463462/
First Course: Mixed baby green with hot bacon dressing - old standby from http://allrecipes.com/recipe/lettuce-with-hot-bacon-dressing/ I'll be usually sliced duck instead of bacon
Main Course: Turkey Rolls with Potato Sausage Stuffing (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/potato-sausage-stuffing/detail.aspx) and Green Bean Bundles (http://www.food.com/recipe/the-best-green-bean-bundles-ever-195177) - my main course never changes though sometimes I add additional sides
Dessert: Pear and Almond Cake - http://www.forums.supertoinette.com/recettes_258420.gateau_aux_poires_et_aux_amandes_photo.html (recipe in French)
Much simpler than the spread my family traditionally puts out. I do miss it, but lack of availability of certain ingredients has forced me to forge my own traditions. My family's special holiday meals are a treat for when I am in the States which makes them that much more special. :)
Whether you are celebrating Thanksgiving today or not, I hope you are enjoying an amazing day surrounded by your loved ones. :D