Friday, November 23, 2012
Mid-morning we swung into Charlotte to pick up our special guests. My dad and brother William flew in to meet Miss Eleanor.
At home I finished some last minute preparations on my Roasted Beets and Butternut Squash while my brother rested. He was up super early for his flight!
Pecan Pie and Pumpkin Bread Pudding I made and then headed up to Winston-Salem to celebrate the holiday with Alex's mom. Dinner was absolutely delightful and included turkey as well as our vegetarian option: Field Roast Hazelnut Cranberry Roast En Croute. We also had a delicious vegetable dish including carrots, parsnips and Brussels Sprouts, a butternut squash mash, mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce. I think I was the only one to touch the beets dish that I brought. Apparently we aren't a beet-loving family. Of course, no photos were taken to document this delicious meal. Once upon a time I used to take only food photos and neglect the people in the room. Nowadays I either neglect the camera altogether, or only take people photos. Someday I will remember food and people!