Sunday, October 10, 2010

Thanksgiving weekend menu ...part 2

Humble Bungalow Thanksgiving Family Brunch

On the menu:
Baked ham, mushrooms, oven roasted potato wedges, egg and cheese frittata, fruit salad, croissants, english muffins, cream cheese, lox and sliced tomatoes. Assorted juices, coffee and pumpkin pie for dessert.

I have captured some images of the prep...
I knew that I would be too engaged in cooking and serving to grab my camera...
besides I do not want to miss any of the fun with the family here.

Meet my crystal trifle bowl
today it holds a simple fresh fruit salad

Cream cheese, tomatoes, and lox with fresh dill

as requested by our son

Thank you Faux Fuchsia for the inspiration
elevating Ham to a new level of yumminess
I substituted orange marmalade for the lime marmalade that the recipe called for...

spuds mushrooms
tossed lightly in olive oil then sprinkled with salt and pepper
Bake until spuds are fork tender
and golden

Eggy cheese frittata
look how it puffs up
cooks very fast in the convection oven so keep watch

Bungalow style

My sister came bearing a bouquet of dahlias and salal
and a jar of her delicious homemade antipasto
(I am saving it for a rainy day when I need a pick me up)
 mom brought a posy of chrysanthemums
and lovely DIL and son brought calla lilies and bells of Ireland with ferns and baby's breath

I love white and chartruese together

I dressed casual today
I wanted to be comfortable 
and washable
in case of splattering

Black sequined flats, leggings,
cream top, black long vest
and the obligatory apron
I am a messy cook

Debra Kay Chambers

The weather forecast was prediciting rain all weekend
and we had a warm and sunny day
such an unexpected gift
 after brunch the Mom's went home
and we popped lovely Isla in Grammy's pram and went for a walk along the waterfront

You cannot see Isla but she really is in the pram and she loved the ride
maybe not as much as Grammy did though!

Mr. HB and I had leftovers tonight.

I am feeling weary
it's a good kind of tired
the kind that comes from planning and putting something together
and then in a blink of an eye it's over...
and I think 
I want to do it all over again
real soon

I made a pot of peppermint tea
and am on my 3rd cup
the tea has gone cold
I can't bring myself to turn in just yet
I want to look at all the pictures that I took of my family today
 the ones of our Moms
the kids
my sister
Mr. HB
and lovely Isla

Precious moments
that you can never get back
just look ahead
for more...
it does my heart good.

Sweet dreams


  1. Everything looks gorgeous- hope the ham was good. Love your baby carriage xx

  2. I can´t but admire your enthusiasm and imagination, preparing and hosting two days in a row. I hope you take Monday easy. You have deserved it : )

  3. The whole event sounds wonderful...a gourmet treat for all the senses! You deserve a little rest.(-:

  4. That sounds like a lovely Thanksgiving celebration, and the spuds and mushrooms is on my list to make.

  5. All the food looks so delicious, and I love your way of writing. It's whimsical and poetic, and gentle. Lovely!

  6. How lovely - a perfect day full of memories to cherish... How beautiful your pram is too - you can see by the way you are walking how proud you are and rightly so Hostess! x

  7. It looks like a lovely celebration! I love the picture of your with the pram.

  8. Everything looks lovely. And I am LOVING that necklace. Gorgeous!

  9. Faux Fuchsia-The ham was delish but the pan was a "soaker" big time!

    metscan-Lazy day here today...did not get dressed until after 10 am!

    LPC-I know...still pinching myself!

    LaVieQuotidienne-R&R all day today...

    Terra-Easy peasy and tasty too!

    Fiona- I often wonder how my words are received...they come from my heart.

    Semi Expat- I felt very blessed in so many ways...

    DejaPseu-I didn't even stop to brush my hair or primp...was too happy to think of myself...and that is the way I think it is meant to be.

    LaBeletteRouge-Thank you, this necklace has been worn at my son's wedding, at Springsteen concerts, Crosby Stills Nash, the theatre, parties and it still keeps the every ready bunny!
    It works when pearls seem too tame..!!

  10. What a wonderful celebration. I'm trying to come up with a reason to get a pram like that. My youngest Grand is almost 14 tho.


    PS - came over from Mette's blog.

  11. Round two, was a winner! Oddly enough, I had a ham with orange embellishments, for the first time this Thanksgiving also. I was a little hesitant to try it; but after my DH said it was good, I decided to taste it.
    It wasn't bad; although it isn't my cup of tea.

    I did like the 'President's Choice Pumpkin Cheesecake' my sister in law bought, in place of making a pumpkin pie. I still prefer the traditional pumpkin pie; but since I didn't have to cook this Thanksgiving, I'm really shouldn't complain.