Thursday, November 24, 2011

Turkey Trot and More

Thanksgiving dinner at the Langes
We had a great Thanksgiving dinner at Bob and Carol's. The turkey was delicious and Carol made all the usual sides--mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, stuffing-- along with her traditional corn dish (Jackson's favorite) and a new cranberry chutney which I loved. Julia's rolls were a big hit and the pies were good, too, although the salted caramel apple pie did not live up to my expectations! Thanksgiving is all about pumpkin pie, in my opinion. We took a nice walk around their neighborhood after dinner, while the kids played ping pong. Another great holiday with the Langes.

Bob carving the turkey
The cousins

Walt and Julia ran in the annual Turkey Trot in D.C. this morning and it was a beautiful day for a run, sunny and chilly. Many of the runners were dressed up as turkeys and pilgrims and Julia is already pumped about buying a turkey costume for next year's run. Occupy D.C. was present but not intrusive (so says Walt).

When they got home around 10, Brooks came over and we all had pumpkin pecan pancakes and Pennsylvania bacon on my new griddle, just like Evie's!

After breakfast, Julia got to work on JoAnn's buttermilk rolls. I have already made my pies, pumpkin and salted caramel apple pie (below). This one was written up in a recent NYT article (it's from the Brooklyn restaurant Four and Twenty Blackbirds), so I hope it is as good as it sounds.

And after all that, it's time for a nap. We are off to Bob and Carol's later this afternoon, so will post more pictures later. Happy Thanksgiving! And Happy, Happy Birthday to JoAnn!

1 comment:

  1. Looks like it was a good day, a run, good food, and a nap, Happy Happy All. Biff and Evie