Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Thanksgiving comfort

It’s early Wednesday morning as I write this, and I am on my second cup of coffee. I have things to do today that will keep me busy and my sons are both here, which makes me very happy. Yesterday after work, I went out to do the Thanksgiving food shopping, and decided to pick up supplies to make a homemade dinner, as well. I wanted comfort, so I made a meatloaf, macaroni & cheese, and accompanied them with stewed tomatoes.

Ah, the calories.

But, oh what comfort.

The mac & cheese was the best I’ve ever made, and I used the new stoneware baker from Le Creuset that I’d recently bought for myself as a gift. I was in need of one, and this one was on sale. Here are the recipes, in case you’re interested.

Macaroni & Cheese Recipe

Meatloaf Recipe

 

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And these images are yesterday morning’s sky.

 

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These were taken just before I left for work, around 7 am.

I was sitting in the living room, ready to go, and reading my mail when I happened to notice the glow coming from the living room windows. So I grabbed the camera and stood on the front steps to take these shots.

 

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Gorgeous.

 

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Of all the holidays in the year, Thanksgiving is my favorite.

Hands down.

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For those of you who live in the States, I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Until later then, my friends ~

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27 comments:

Kerri said...

My favorite holiday too!!
And I have a LONG list of what I am Thankful for .....and YOU my friend - are on my list :)

Fabulous images of the sky ..... I wonder why we don't look up more often?

Daryl said...

I am home today, food i ordered was delivered with instructions on how to heat it all up ... oy oy oy ... i can do it ... so glad your men are all home with you and sharing your favorite holiday ... gorgeous skies .. xoxoox

Nellie said...

Lovely photos! Your comfort food menu sounds like a winner to us here!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Merisi said...

I love how you noticed the change of light and managed to captured these gorgeous images just in time!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours,
Merisi

(We will celebrate on Saturday, turkey with all the trimmings - Thursday not being a holiday here.)

The Japanese Redneck said...

All wonderful pictures.

Happy Thanksgiving,
Catch you next week.

Country Gal said...

Sounds YUMMY your recipes thanks for sharing ! Wonderful photos . Have a Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow !

Sabrina said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you too Kate! I love the photos; sunrises and sunsets are in my list of favorite things to photograph because they're just so beautiful!

Mr. Black said...

Lovely photos.

Meatloaf and mac&cheese. Yum.
How lucky to find Le Creuset on sale! I've found a few pieces in thrift shops over the years, but have not found any in the past couple years (timing is everything, I guess). I use my Kitchen Aid "countertop" oven (electric) instead of my propane oven (propane is $$$$$$$). I use my Le Creuset pieces almost all the time....apple crisp, casseroles...

Candace said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kate! Enjoy your family.

Crystal Jigsaw said...

You've made me very hungry! I'd swim over if I could!

Beautiful images as always x

Annie said...

lovely photos of sunset and birds.
Ensconced with some grandchildren in Melbourne for Thanksgiving. Lovely. Their Daddy has been away for work for several weeks.
Happy Thanksgiving Kate. Hope it is a wonderful weekend for your family.

Diane Cayton-Hakey said...

Gorgeous morning skies you have! We had fog this morning, but once it broke through... the sun was warm on my face.

Hilary said...

Mac and cheese is one of my faves. I love the leftovers.
I put mustard in mine too, but I just squirt some regular mustard in.
Haven't tried an egg, but now I will.
I am a little surprised......a POUND of cheese. Wow, that's a lot of cheese.
Is that one regular box of macaroni???

Hilary said...

Gorgeous, indeed! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, dear Kate.

Peppermint Ph.D. said...

As I type my kitchen looks like a bomb blew up in it...but I LOVE it! Thanksgiving is by far my favorite time of the year as well :) Thanks so much for sharing your recipes and your peaceful images :)
Have a wonderful day tomorrow!

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Caroline said...

I do love Thanksgiving. Can't wait to dig into that stuffing tomorrow!!! Hope you have a beautiful day. So grateful to know you...xo

Karen said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Kate!

I made your apple pie, although I had to use Granny Smith apples, couldn't find your favorite variety. Oh, the delicious smell!...

Have a wonderful day -

Devon said...

I just love your idea of comfort food... my favorites. But, I really adore your sky pics.. sky's are my favorite thing to paint.. just beautiful.

Hope you are enjoying you family and the turkey turns out great. My hubby just put ours on the bbq.. I brined it yesterday, I can' wait... lots of family coming!

Happy thanksgiving!!!

Em Parkinson said...

Lovely skies and happy thanksgiving to you all over there!

The Weaver of Grass said...

A very special Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family today.

thecatalanway said...

I'm sorry I don't really understand what Thanksgiving is but it is a lovely name for a festival and I hope you had a good one. Do you think of all the things you are thankful for? I wonder if all countries could start to celebrate it.
I love the sky photos - oh how early in the morning it looks. It's when I would like to be up and alert but so often am sluglike under the blankets. I know you are on your way to work then but at least it is a gift to see those colours and feel the sun arriving as usual, but so magically.
Have a good time with your family home love Kate x

mrs mediocrity said...

Thanksgiving is my favorite, too.

I hope you had a wonderful one. xoxo

Dianne said...

looks like your day was a good good one
I made mac & cheese too :)

Andi said...

We have a Le Crueset outlet here near where we live, and they have awesome sales now and again. I picked up a baker a few weeks ago for less than half the cost! The stoneware makes all the difference in the food. Brownies were awesome in it! My husband has been buying a piece here and there of the cast iron, and this was my first stoneware piece from them. Now I shall start collecting that!

GailO said...

Comfort food and comforting sky...hope your entire holiday weekend was wonderful and I am ssorry I am saying Happy Thanksgiving so late!

Lili said...

Your morning skies are so beautiful. So glad you got to spend time with both your sons there together! xo