First and foremost, Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you're reading this early in the morning before the festivities have begun, or late in the day with your elastic pants on, I hope your day was wonderful! Both Thanksgiving and Christmas are important to me because I equate them with family time. Thanksgiving is especially poignant because I am reminded to give thanks for the fullness of my life. Yes, my stomach finds itself quite full today, but it is the fullness and abundance of my life and the blessings within it that truly fill me up today. And in case you wondered, YOU are a part of my full life as well. This blog has been a blessing for the past fourteen months, keeping me creative, expanding my knowledge in the kitchen, and interacting with other bloggers, readers, and food-lovers who make this whole experience so much more fun! Thank you!
Here's to more blessings, more thankfulness, more fullness of life!
And, in case you're already starting to think about how to use up all that leftover turkey, here's an idea: leftover cranberry sauce (mine was from my cranberry bruschetta), a thick layer of goat cheese, and leftover turkey, piled high on high-quality bakery bread (I used kalamata olive bread from Companion Bakery in St. Louis), pressed in a panini press until all melty and warm!
What kind of turkey sandwiches are you making with your leftovers?
And, in case you missed it, last year's Thanksgiving post...a memory of my engagement!