"Thanksgiving Plate" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 16mm, f/3.7, 1/160 sec, ISO6400
“Thanksgiving Plate” Cedar Park, 2018

こんばんは。How’s it going?

Tonight we had three guests over for Thanksgiving dinner. It was actually the smallest gathering we’ve had for Thanksgiving in a long time, and it was a nice change of pace! Because there were only seven of us, I prepared a 15-pound turkey, which I brined in salt water, with sugar, mango juice, rosemary, and peppercorns. Not only is roasting a smaller bird easy, but the prep is nicer too, with shorter defrosting times, easier brining, less space needed in the fridge, and cleanup is a snap.

I also think the smaller bird also cooks more evenly, and in less time, it’s easy to get in and out of the oven and, carving is much more fun. Although I enjoy having a lot of people over, I’ll take advantage of this year’s more relaxing Thanksgiving. 😄

"Two Stuffings" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: OLYMPUS E-PL9, 18mm, f/3.9, 1/160 sec, ISO6400
“Two Stuffings” Cedar Park, 2018

This year, I prepared two batches of dressing: one regular, and one with oysters. The oyster dressing has been a tradition in our family since I was a kid, and I still love it – it’s my favorite dish of the feast! But I also made a smaller portion without the oysters because Bay is not fond of them, and I wasn’t sure if our guests liked them either. Next year, I think I’ll just stick with oyster dressing because Bay was able to tolerate it without too much fussing, I like to introduce a new type of dressing to those who haven’t tried it yet. And I believe that eventually, Bay will learn to love it too! 🤤

"Group Photo" Cedar Park, 2018
Photo info: FUJIFILM X-T10, 18.8mm, f/2.8, 1/15 sec, ISO400
“Group Photo” Cedar Park, 2018

I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving!

またね~

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