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3rd week of November’s Art Every Day and also in NaBloPoMo

November 15th

Day #15 of AEDM and NaBloPoMo – halftime! Aaaand – the writing prompts are back: What are the best/worst dishes at Thanksgiving dinner?

I think the worst thing that happened once is that I wanted the turkey really done.  You know ‘chicken meat should be properly cooked’ and such. Which resulted in turkey meat that needed drowning in gravy. But since the gravy was yummy, all was good.

As for the best one, that has to be the home made cranberry sauce and the turkey itself. Imagine yourself to be confined to an oven half the size of those in America for all your life and then move to the US, go shopping and come home with a huge turkey that you have a hard time carrying and that would never, ever fit into a German oven. Then you research recipes over recipes, finally decide on one and just do it. Luckily, I have a very forgiving hubby, so I wasn’t too worried about messing up the turkey. And I shouldn’t have worried, because the turkey turned out just fine.

As a going home dinner for my friend, who left yesterday, we actually made a ‘Thanksgiving test turkey’ on Sunday. We went shopping at Trader Joe’s because she wanted to take home some goodies (I hope she made it through customs…) and bought a wonderful, organic young turkey of 16.6 lbs. I know, not very big by American standards, but perfect for us. We had dinner, then lunch yesterday, dinner last night, probably lunch (turkey sandwich) today and still have two portions in the freezer for turkey/veggie pie at a later time. As I said – perfect

With the turkey we had a glass of red wine. Unlike the photos below, showing a glass of white wine at the beach. A little break from my PNW photos series, as I took these at the Outer Banks.




If I have time I will be linking with one or more of the fine people in this collection – check them out!

Wine at the Beach

Taken with my iPhone and edited in LR

wine, glass, beach, waves
wine, glass, beach, waves
self portrait, Claudia Willison, ImagesByCW

Claudia is founder, owner and soul of ImagesByCW Photography. Born in Germany, traveled though Europe and Australia, she currently lives with her American husband in New Jersey, USA. She blogs about what she loves: Photography, art, internet and computers in general, as well as cooking and windsurfing. When not working she enjoys reading, music, windsurfing and listening to the sound of waves and the wind, preferably together with her husband.

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