There's nothing more comforting than a turkey dinner. In the 9+ years my husband and I have been together I have to say that he has definitely perfected cooking a turkey. For some reason each year seems better than the last, even though each year has been outstanding. Always moist and tender. Never, ever, dry.
I picked up some fresh beans at the Ottawa Farmer's Market that morning. Jesse and Phil brought mashed potatoes, and my husband added squash to the mix. When the turkey came out of the oven I couldn't stop picking at the crispy bits of stuffing on the end.
Shortly after, a warm table setting surrounded by great friends heightened what a lucky person I am to have such wonderful people in my life and such glorious food.
Donnie brought the dessert, strawberry rhubarb pie (my favourite!) and pumpkin pie. The wine our guests brought were also definitely worth mentioning.
Le Clos Jordanne Pinot Noir from the Niagara Peninsula.
And Cinsaut Shiraz from South Africa.