I'll be roasting a turkey tomorrow, along with Portuguese sausage-cornbread stuffing. Mike requested mashed potatoes & gravy, and my favorite pumpkin pie for dessert. Also on the menu for the feast are fresh green beans and a green salad from the screenhouse, chunky cranberry sauce, my well-loved cranberry bread. Mike's brother Matt will be flying in from Maui to join us for the long weekend so we're hoping for a let up in the rain long enough to do some fun sight-seeing while he's here.
We have guests arriving the day after Thanksgiving - get this: They are from Bonners Ferry too, but didn't realize we also were until well after the booking! We have mutual friends back there and have heard eachother's names before, and maybe we do know eachother but never put the names with the faces... It will be fun to find out! After these folks leave, we have a bit of space with no bookings; if it stays that way, we plan on getting some house projects done.
Oh, a couple days ago we took a trip to the nearby Rozett's Nursery and came away with two new fruit trees to plant: a Brown Turkey fig, and a calamondon. The latter is a small citrus that is a cross between a lime and a kumquat, very juicy and sweet-tart, excellent for juice and pretty darn good in a gin and tonic, too. Good thing it produces year-round! And the flowers smell heavenly so we're planting it upwind of the bedrooms. Mmmmm....
Here's wishing each of you a very Happy Thanksgiving, wherever and however you're spending it!