Here are some pictures from our full moon weekend. (Jasper spent lots of time looking for "man of moon." To me, the moon is all about femininity, mother, mystery, an invisible hand - but to each his own...) There was really something for everyone during our four-day Thanksgiving holiday, from playdates for Lucy, lots of grandparent time and the zoo for Jasper, bike-riding for Rob, Nia (yoga/dance type exercise) class for me, a date night courtesy of Mom and just plain old cozy family time. The yum just kept on coming, even after Thanksgiving dinner was over.
The Thanksgiving Menu was a group effort and it worked:
Homemade bread, tapanade, hummus, cheese, veggies for starters
Salad of Winter Greens with Roasted Squash, Pear, Pecan, and Balsamic Vinaigrette
Pulled Pork with Pomegranate Molasses
Wild Salmon with Garlic, Lemon, and Thyme (Ali's recipe)
Granny's Hubbard Beets
Mashed Potatoes with Buttermilk
Bread Stuffing with Cranberries, Apples, and Hazelnuts
Brussel Sprouts with Mustard Butter
Cranberry Relish with Orange and Walnut
Rob's Amazing Pecan Pie, Mom's Beautiful Apple Pie, A Lovely Swedish Apple Crisp, and Pumpkin Pudding with Cashew Cream
We spent the rest of the weekend gratefully eating leftovers, finishing the last of the pies last night just before bed.
Postcards from the Common Ground Country Fair
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