We just got back from a weekend in Vegas, which I will tell you about in a minute, but I'm already super excited about our next trip. We've been invited to join a few close friends to go camping in Julian over Thanksgiving. Have you ever heard of "glamping"? I think that's what it's going to be like. We're borrowing a canvas tent from James' family and our friends are setting up a camp kitchen (that's last year's set up in the lower middle photo above.) It will probably be cold (it could even snow!) but with enough bourbon, wool blankets and firewood, we should be able to hang. We'll take a few long hikes too - to warm up and work off all that food!
Everyone is being asked to contribute to the feast. I'm thinking about making a pate or terrine from the Piret's cookbook (finally, a chance to use the Le Creuset terrine I found at an antique store a while ago!) and a few pies. Not sure what kind yet. Will also pack some s'mores and hot chocolate makings, the aforementioned bourbon, and a few apples for snacking.
So how is everyone else celebrating Thanksgiving this year? Any "must have" dishes? C'mon, spill it! Good or bad, high or low - I know serious foodies who can't cope without Pillsbury crescent rolls, and my own mother makes her turkey gravy with cornstarch and yellow food coloring. There's no room for shame in holiday traditions! Or if your feast is impeccably gourmet, we want to hear about that too!
photos - top left, via Bliss, top right, found here, bottom left, found here. All others by last year's campers.