Thanksgiving Dinner, 2019 ♭

This was the first formal Thanksgiving Day dinner in Taus Mahal since 2002, with a considerably smaller attendance for reasons cited earlier. But there were six of us present, granddaughter Celeste, her husband Jonathan, and our two great-grandchildren Layla and Ethan. They dodged the usual holiday traffic by motoring down from the San Francisco area on the preceding Monday and returning on the Friday after.

Even though a smaller contingent than on previous occasions was present, the array of dishes served was not. In what seemed like orchestrated pandemonium, we all prepared together a delightful repast that provided care packages for the next-day travelers as well as sobras that happily sustained us for a few days afterward.

  • Butterball® turkey breast
  • Giblet gravy
  • Cauliflower and Vegetable Casserole
  • Classic String Bean Casserole
  • Sausage and Walnut Stuffing, like
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Camilla’s Green Salad, like
  • Pumpkin Pie with whipped cream
  • Cranberry Vanilla Pudding
  • Vanilla Lo-Carb Ice Cream
  • Butter Pecan Ice Cream.