This past Thursday I gave thanks for my husband, family, friends, the life we live, and...good food. We were able to celebrate on a small-scale, which was nice {keeping in mind that we'll be flying to and staying with family and friends in Texas for almost 2 weeks!}
The small feast started with Husband making Thomas Keller's Bouchon Bakery {are you seeing a trend yet?!} Buttermilk Biscuits.
Certainly worth the small amount of work required. It goes without saying that these were the best biscuits I've ever eaten. Including restaurant biscuits. Sigh.
A look at our tiny kitchen counter as we cooked.

Our Thanksgiving table, completed by my Grandma's plates:
While our humble turkey breast {lacquered in B-Flay's Molasses and Dijon glaze} roasted in the oven, we worked on our sides.
Twice-Baked Potatoes
I made a lighter version of Twice-Baked Potatoes {eliminating the butter, cream cheese and only using small amounts of the other ingredients}. Husband had never really had them before - a perfect reason for busting this recipe out!
He loved them, of course. He picked one up and ate it entirely before moving on to his other food. I'd say that's a win.
We also made Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Ina Garten's new cookbook, Foolproof.
Foolproof, really. 
Sea Salted Fresh Green Beans
Ahh, and the turkey. I was pleased with the outcome, and I turned the rest of the unused glaze into a sauce to go over the slices by adding some dark stock {beef or vegetable}

It was picture-perfect.
What did you have on your table?
We finished the meal with a vanilla macaron, courtesy of Husband's baking skillz.
Sooo much to be thankful for.  I mean, macarons, y'all.


  1. What a gorgeous meal! We did dinner with my parents, and it was delicious, but y'all definitely took it to the next level!

  2. It's what we do! :)
    But seriously, those macaroons were insane.

  3. Looks delicious! My favorite brussels sprout recipe comes from SmittenKitchen, it's really worth a try: http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2011/11/dijon-braised-brussels-sprouts/

    Also, I'm fairly certain the sandwich cookies are 'macarons' and the coconut-meringue cookies are 'macaroons'. It gets tricky ;)

  4. Thanks for correcting me and calling me out, Iris!!! ;)
    Now I have to go back and edit!
    Those Brussels sprouts look great, too. They're my long-lost vegetable of choice...a lot of my family doesn't care for them. So, here I am as an adult making them for every holiday {or Tuesday}.


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