Celebrating Ten Generations from Jefferson's Table
the antiques and traditions,
from all those Harvest Feast Days that have gone before.
Some of us began to put out all the appetizers on a huge silver Lazy Susan...we had smoked oysters, Creme Cheese with Red & Green Jalepena Jelly and our Famous Mr. Jefferson's Candied Nuts" that we make every year for the Holidays.
Some of us were checking on all the dishes
and getting each one ready for baking...
Some of us were placing all the beautiful Indian Corn Cookie Ornaments
on each plate and the table came alive with color...
Some of us were preparing to carve...and some of us were bringing out all the cherished dishes that return to grace the big spread each year.
The Tomato Aspic, Tropical Fruit, Cucumber Vinaigrette, Rutabaga & Mushrooms, Brussels Sprouts, Grammy's String Beans, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Whipped White Potatoes and certainly Cranberry Jelly & Chutney all to enhance the "piece de resistance". The Roasted Turkey with Ga-ga's Stuffing,
Country Gravy and Biscuits.
...and when it was all just perfect, the guests descended.
Thereafter the plates of goodness marched to the table for serious savoring,
each morsel firing a memory from the past.
The work of many hands...A Thanksgiving Triumph!
And then came the Pies, Uncle David's Pumpkin & Pecan...
We passed the Chocolate Almond Nuggets
and some of us finished with Coffee...
Ahhhhh, bliss, fulfillment. Memories to save and re-create for another year.