it was a bit of an effort but I did it.
It was the first time that I put them on since she gave them to me the week before she passed away...
It felt right wearing them as I worked in the kitchen preparing the food for our family dinner...it was as if she were there right beside me...and knowing that the pearls were a very rare and special gift to my Mother from my Father makes them a treasured family heirloom.
Mother's baroque pearls
I plan to wear these with my new denim shirts and jeans too!
As a few of you requested our Thanksgiving dinner recipes...
I tried posting the links for some of the recipes that I used at the Thanksgiving family dinner but due to copyright issues some would not work.
I used Barefoot Contessa Braised Carrots in orange juice from her Foolproof Cookbook.
The recipe is on her site and it is listed as Orange Braised carrots and parsnips
(I omitted the parsnips)
The whipped potato bake is one that I have had and used for so many years that I have forgotten where I got it...I will share my recipe card with you all.
I made an apple crisp using my rhubarb crumble basic recipe...I doubled this recipe so it was enough to serve all the family. I opted to serve it with coconut bliss ice creams...they are lactose free and come in some delicious flavours.
This versatile recipe works for most fruits.
The crab cakes are made by a local company called Mrs. Fridays and I buy them at Peppers the little shop in Cadboro Bay but I know that they are carried by the larger food chain Thrifty Foods.
The roast beef was a prime rib 3 ribs high and 6 pounds.
I roasted it at 450 degrees for 15 minutes then reduced the heat to 350 degrees and roasted it for about 3 hours and took it out and let it rest tented by foil for 30 minutes while I made the gravy and cooked the frozen peas.
It is important to use a meat thermometer as all our ovens are slightly different and you may want to serve it rarer than we like in which case you would reduce the cooking times.
The weather is so lovely outside and I need a good walk and a dose of fresh air so I will say goodbye for now and please don't be a stranger and do come back again to visit another day...
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~