A Northwest Thanksgiving
Isn't it funny that we spend forever planning and prepping for the big Thanksgiving dinner, just to devour it in a few food frenzied minutes? If you are like me, it's still somehow totally worth it and the highlight of the day. It was a gorgeous Thanksgiving day here in Seattle, almost too nice to cook (we have been known to drop everything to go soak up the sunshine) but we kept focused and the end result was fantastic! Our tablescape was full of vibrant jewel tones of pink, cranberry and gold. I wanted something warm and colorful outside of the traditional Thanksgiving colors. I thought it turned out just beautifully! The menu centered around local ingredients so all of the yummy fresh oysters, kale, green beans, turkey and of course wine and spirits are thanks to our awesome NW neighbors!
You might notice one unfamiliar item that is a Thanksgiving staple in our house, lefsa: a traditional and tasty Norwegian potato flatbread. This year we took the easy route and just bought it pre-made but next year, its game-on to learn my husband's Grandma's traditional recipe and make it from scratch. Check back with me next year to keep me honest!
You can see our full menu below, including the incredibly delicious desserts courtesy of our dear friend, George. I am suddenly feeling hungry and ridiculously thankful all over again!
Pacific Northwest Oysters on the half shell with cucumber mignonette
Roasted Herbed Turkey
Classic Stuffing with London Plane Bread
Green Bean Casserole with NW Mushrooms + Onion Crisps
Truffled Mashed Potatoes
Pear + Apple Crisp with Goats Milk Ice Cream