Hi there, how was your Thanksgiving?  I hope you finally feel better after the weekend of gluttony.  Keith’s family drove all the way to our house from upstate NY.  It was wonderful to get to spend some time with them since we don’t get to see them very often.  Our party included five adults and two grand dogs, Ollie & Nikita.  I’ll let you guess which dog matches what name below.

Keith and I pardoned a turkey this year and opted to roast a chicken.  The chicken was raised lovingly by our friend Christy at Windy Ridge.  We roasted it Thomas Keller style in a 450 degrees F oven with a sprinkling of salt, pepper, and thyme.  The skin was thin and crisp, the meat slightly sweet, succulent, and just absolutely delicious.  We also enjoyed a variety of cheeses including the much regarded 15 year cheddar from Hook’s.  Most of what we ate were locally or regionally sourced except for the Stove Top stuffing and wine.  I know the stuffing mix is not that good but my first Thanksgiving in America included that.  It’s traditional! 

2010 Thanksgiving Menu


Hook’s 15 year cheddar, Montchevre goat cheese, Roth Käse buttermilk blue


Windy Ridge Roast Chicken


Shooting Star Farm kale with Athenos feta salad (gently wilted with olive oil, shallots and lemon)

Yorkie Pudding (made with Organic Valley whole milk)

Green bean casserole

Sweet Potatoes (made with a lot of LW Dairy  hand rolled butter, Cook’s Woods maple syrup, and marshmallows)

Stove Top Herb Stuffing 🙂



 Cranberry Relish (cranberries from  Warren)


Dulce De Leche Pumpkin Pie (made fresh from Peck’s pumpkins)

Kickapoo Coffee Espresso Crema





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