Tip the Wink

Happy Thanksgiving!

There is a great deal to be thankful for today, and every day! I’m so thankful to be alive, thankful for my wife, our home and garden, the cat, to be living where we do.

It’s a cool, blustery, rainy day here in Portland, just right for Thanksgiving, it seems to me. It’s just the two of us, (plus the cat) but we make the whole meal, or our version of it, because we enjoy it so and love the leftovers.

The 16-lb. turkey was brined last night, came out of the solution at 6am this morning, and has been drained and will be ready to go in the oven in a few hours.It makes the house smell so good! We’ll also be having mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing, green beans, cranberry-orange mold, and for dessert there will be Dutch apple pie and ice cream. The fireplace is lit and we’ll have a laid-back day, cooking, watching some football, eating, maybe getting in a walk if the rain lets up some.

I hope your Thanksgiving is wonderful.