yellow is magic

 This morning, Auggie told us that yellow is magic. I think he's right.

Some notes on thanksgiving menus to my future self:

I am still on the hunt for the right Thanksgiving tradition for our family — it's too warm on the west coast at this time of year for a heavy turkey dinner. I like the idea of a Harvest Festival sort of supper, fresh produce, mushrooms, chestnuts, corn and that sort of thing. Ideally, a mostly vegetarian menu. These are some ideas I've collected this year: chestnut & pear and/or pumpkin & goat cheese ravioli with a basil cream sauce and a fennel orange salad; homemade pirogues; dim sum at a restaurant.

I tried a vegetarian shepherd's pie this year, but despite putting a bottle and a half of wine in it, I found it only medium good. Try, try again.

Also: pickled beetroot is really good with turkey in a bread and butter sandwich. Maybe better than cranberry sauce or at least a nice change.

More ideas for thanksgiving: thanksgiving brunch since there are loads of berries and fruits at this time of year. Pumpkin waffles, whipped cream, warm berry syrup. Humm.


  1. These are nice meal ideas! One year we spent thanksgiving away @ a cabin with friends & nice home cooked meals and I'd like to do that again next year. The squash photo is really great, such crazy colours. I found a nice squash too I'll have to photograph this week....

  2. At a cabin would be perfect, that sounds great.