Sunday, November 27, 2011

A Full Day

Devin's Thanksgiving-themed tie.

Thursday was Devin's last day in NYC until we both return after winter break in January. I'm sticking around until the end of my semester, which is in mid-December. We took an early afternoon walk to Riverside Park and also ate a lot of delicious food.

My new coat. I'm pretty in love with it.

The view down our street, with St. John's in the background.

Food time! This was the most beautiful, velvety bunch of sage ever.

Devin pouring the celebratory sparkling apple cider.

I made everything myself and from scratch, except for the Pilsbury biscuits, which were Devin's domain. We roasted a chicken rather than a turkey, because our oven is miniature and there were two of us.

From bottom left and clockwise: whole cranberry sauce, sage roasted chicken, biscuit, sage and onion stuffing, green beans, mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes roasted with cinnamon, salt, and olive oil, and my famous fresh pickled cucumber salad. This was before everything was smothered in gravy.

I forgot to snap a picture of the finished apple crumble, so here it is in its various stages. Above: the filling (Suncrisp apples, cinnamon, sugar) and below: the topping (flour, salt, oats, brown sugar, pecans).

After filling our tummies we watched the Wes Anderson adaptation of one of the best Thanksgiving-ish stories ever, Roald Dahl's Fantastic Mr. Fox. It's all about eating, and the colors are constantly autumnal. I hope everyone had an equally fantastic holiday!


  1. Why did Devin leave so early? You're going to be all alone in the big city?! Ah! Also, cutest Thanksgiving ever.

  2. He has a interview for a potentially lucrative and transferrable job in the Bay Area on Monday. So I'm living by myself for the first time everrrr! Don't worry though, I'm refraining from watching scary movies, so everything will be fine.

  3. You've been refraining from watching scary movies for months! A big marathon is just around the proverbial corner. And oh, what a corner it is...

    By the way, have I ever told you that you just might be the cutest thing ever? Between that and your culinary mastery, you're what we call "a keeper."

  4. We missed you!!!!! But I'm glad to see you carried on the tradition.

  5. What a wonderful Thanksgiving Day for the two of you. The weather, the walk, the food. I'm so glad you had that day together. One of these posts, next year I guess, we'll have to see the chef at work in your kitchen. Some great looking food comes out of it.