We have a home – four walls around us and a roof over our heads – a brick fireplace and rooms filled with musty old house smell. Moving, like so many big, exciting things in life, is hard work. Backs hurt at the end of the day a empty living room floor looks like a great place to collapse. Weâ€™re mostly moved in now, at least as much as we can be without things like dressers and bookshelves in which to put things away.
Persimmons from a friend were the star of Thanksgiving weekend.
Thanksgiving was the perfect break from schlepping stuff and swabbing floors. Lee and I spent the holiday with my aunt, mom, brother, and brotherâ€™s girlfriend at my auntâ€™s house in Carmel Valley. It was beeeeeautiful, needless to say, and the food was the kind of food you look forward to eating leftover meal after meal. We ate. We talked – caught up on old times and made plans for the future. We ran, hiked, swam, played with dogs, played cribbage, and watched wildlife.
There was a lot of this.
The table was lovely and the food didnâ€™t even make it in front of the camera. There was turkey, lentil loaf for the vegetarians, roasted root vegetables, endive + persimmon + pomegranate seed salad, mashed potatoes, tabasco + asparagus quinoa, pumpkin cheesecake bars, and apple-pumpkin delight.
In short, Iâ€™ve been busy and blogging time has been just out of reach. This week, though, Iâ€™ll be back. I canâ€™t miss out on writing about my favorite food season!