Just us..PLUS Oli and Noah..
we had fondue! It was delicious..you linger around a fondue meal..
I must say though I started eating at 5 and finished at 9..so full..and not even a turkey in sight!..
It was beef fondue..chinese style which I love..I would never go back to big chunky beef fondue in oil..
we love the paper thin ..yes paper thin slices of beef..cooked in a broth..w/ shrimps too..and scallops..broccoli and roasted potatoes..some sauces..some bread on the side.
oh it had been so long it was absolutely delicious..
Frédérick came after all the football festivities w/ Lucas and Max..:)
After dinner we played Scrabble and he got a seven letter word..he won..:) Hands down.
I was in charge of an app and dessert for our TG get-together..I picked this..it's so easy..put some olive oil in the base of a serving platter/dish..add 4 roma tomatoes..chopped and seeded..add 4 spring green onions chopped..add sliced Kalamata black olives..(to taste) sprinkle w/ greek seasoning..top w/ feta..and you are done..lovely w/ mini pitas..or Tostito scoops..I served w/ the scoops..perfect!
The net has many versions I gleaned mine here ..but added the olives..one commentor or two or three said it was great on hummus instead of the evoo..I believe it..tastes fresh and delicious.
I brought two desserts..one I will talk about next....
There was a time..when I loved to entertain..small groups albeit..and be entertained..small groups..
I mean.. being a realtor for almost 30 years even if you are an introvert..you get to care about the clients you work one on one with:) ..and your children become friends with children and then the parents click..or not..
I have to say that I am so far removed now from social obligations..I can just be happy knowing my best place to be..is with my family.Your adult kids become your best friends.
It could be frozen pizzas for TG..and I would be content as long as I was with them.
I love taking walks in October..it's not too hot..beautiful..and some of the sights make me smile..most of the sights!
Like the bunting and mums..the skeleton on the door..the wild asters in front of the dark fence..
the inviting facades and annexes..as you can see nothing has peaked yet color wise..we are late..usually much more advanced than this..
it was cool Sunday..I can always tell because my ears hurt..so sensitive they are to cold..
The homes in this old town..are stone..clapboard..siding..stucco..brick..no McMansions really right in town and I love that..yet in town..on the perimeters there are many..on the water..they are gorgeous too but not in the modern sense of the word McMansion..older charms..
my favorite charms.
I always feel so lucky to live here..
remember..Marcel the notary? "Welcome to Paradise"~♥
I am certain many of you feel exactly the same way about where you live.
And then I think about Haiti..:(
How much more can they take?:(
That's really what TG is about..counting your blessings..and thank God we have some.
Beautiful ,sunny day on this TG Monday~