In order to keep things simple and festive for the fall season, my friend and I decided soup would be our main course. We knew the crowd was going to be rather small so we chose to provide only two soups, a salad, bread, and dessert.
Jolene made a delicious focaccia bread to complement our meal as well as an amazing Italian sausage soup. She also made an outstanding pumpkin roll that reminded me of my dear, sweet Aunt Lena. Aunt Lena always made the most delicious pumpkin roll every Thanksgiving. (Well that is how I remember it in my head anyway...I suppose it could just as likely have been Easter or maybe even Memorial Day. But Thanksgiving is festive...so I am certain this is the holiday Aunt Lena made her pumpkin roll. But help me out Viele family...Didn't she serve it with whipping cream and Hershey's chocolate sauce?)
I made a potato soup and a fall-esque salad I concocted from pears, romaine, goat cheese, walnuts and red onion. I made a dressing with maple syrup and apple-cider vinegar. I am not sure if the salad was well received or not but those are all of my personal favorite salad ingredients and I would definitely make it again.
I added a few fallish drinks to complement our theme: Mulled cider that I found here and Pumpkin Lattes reminiscent of Starbucks here.
|burlap and baker's twine...cozy.|
Next up...holiday preparation.
I am not quite ready for the end of fall and pumpkin flavored foods so I sense some pumpkin scones will be on our Thanksgiving weekend menu...