Happy Thanksgiving, all y'all. Sorry I've been MIA for a little bit. I've been spending some time getting ready for this big ol' happy Christmas that's on it's way, and then I got burnt out from that and stayed up late being not productive. (Cough.) BUT. Today is Thanksgiving, oh joyous day of happiness and thankfulness and eating until you puke. ! Our Thanksgiving will not be very big. But that's okay. No family coming in from out of town (shame on them), and probably not a gigantic smorgasbord of foods, but I'm sure it will be sizeable and at any rate delicious, because my beautiful Mommy and lovely sis-in-law Julia and I will be making it, and I ask you how that could not be ideal? As this is my first Thanksgiving as an Official Married Person with a Home of My Own and the responsibilities thereof, I will be contributing in a smallish way, by bringing only a desert and a salad. But oh a desert and salad they will be. You see, they will be these:
A Pumpkin Roll Cake
A Spinach Pomegranate Salad.
I know you know that sounds scrumptious, positively. I'm about to head to the store to get the needed supplies before I turn my kitchen into a cavern of things that smell good and are yummy, and maybe I will let you know how the recipes are after I conquer them. I even made my own vinaigrette for the salad, so my tastebuds at least are preparing for an epic experience this eve.
I sincerely truly hope you are all having a wonderful Thanksgiving Day, and that your Thanksgiving Evenings will be equally awesome. If you are finding in yourself a lack of enthusiasm, might I suggest turning on Pandora and creating a station around Jenny Lewis and Empire of the Sun? Because that, even being not holiday music, has been filling my home with an atmosphere quite festive and has helped me along whilst I vacuumed and scrubbed and swept and de-greased in preparation for the baking which is about to happen. Dance as well, cause you're home alone with the pup and you know you want to.
Here's a wintry photo I found a long time ago from I don't know where, to help you get into the spirit of things: