Blogger Diary: A Thanksgiving Feast

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I love Thanksgiving. It’s one of the holidays that my family does best – centered on good food and warm sentiments. Each year, my mother wakes up at the crack of dawn to get cooking – something she’s been doing ever since she was eight years old. She starts with the pies – so when you turn up all bleary eyed from your bed, the sweet scent fills your nostrils and puts a drunk smile on your face. A fire is already blazing in the wood oven, and we all plop down on the couch with blankets, dogs, and the Thanksgiving Day parade. Quickly, hot cups of Jo are distributed, and you couldn’t be happier.

This year, once the caffeine had hit my brain, and I was able to pull my couch-loving-self together, I whipped out my camera to document. In the past year I’ve gotten a lot more into food photography. Not just looking at it on the pages of periodicals, but also practicing it a bit myself. Thanksgiving is a visual playground of food, and this seemed like the perfect chance to mess around…

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My Aunt came from Italy and we prepared one of my favorite Italian desserts – Monte Bianco. It’s made with a puree of roasted chestnuts and whipped cream.

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Abigail looking very guilty after trying to steal some turkey…

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I had to include how beautiful the sky was at sunset. Hope you all had a great thanksgiving! xx

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Comments

Kendelle -November 28, 2011, 5:31PM

Ah! I enjoyed reading about your aunt from Italy. I am studying abroad in Italy this year and my school hosted a Thanksgiving dinner since we are mostly all American students. Granted, it was no home cooked Thanksgiving meal, but trying Italian cuisine was a nice change of pace!

Ciao!!

folk&fairytale -November 29, 2011, 10:30AM

great sunset, thanks for sharing!

heather -November 29, 2011, 11:46AM

yum!

Katie Urie -December 9, 2011, 7:29AM

This looks so wonderful, especially around the holiday season I think you have such great ideas, and that’s so much for sharing.

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